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Scheme aims to create “intermediate” GP specialists

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 20 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:128
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A new training scheme that aims to create “intermediate” GP specialists in ear, nose and throat surgery is worrying the Royal College of General Practitioners, which believes that it could undermine the generalist nature of general practice.

    Fifteen GPs from around the country began the 12 month diploma course last week. Once qualified, they will be able to perform about 15 ENT procedures and to refer some other patients direct for treatment in secondary care, bypassing the need for a patient to see a …

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