Unsung heroesBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7459.239-a (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:239
- Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
- Painswick, Gloucestershire
I often feel besieged by all the guidance documents from various committees. The difficulty is both the volume and the fact that they rarely tell you not to do something. I should apparently be urgently referring everyone with a sore throat of more than six weeks' duration and anyone with any dysphagia (even a teenager with tonsillitis?).
A recent editorial in this journal referred to general practice as the “risk sink” of a publicly funded health …