Shipman proposals will alter general practice profoundly

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7383.280 (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:280
  1. John Holden, general practitioner (johndholden@aol.com),
  2. Seamus O'Donnell, general practitioner
  1. Medical Centre, Haydock, St Helens WA11 0JN
  2. Park House Surgery, Fingerpost, St Helens WA9 1BP

    See also p 274

    EDITOR—The proposals for developing a new system for death certification in the discussion paper that has arisen from the Shipman inquiry, will require any death that was not expected in advance to be reported to the medical coroner immediately.1 In our experience of auditing deaths in a small group over 11 years, at least 75% of …

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