Developing primary palliative care

BMJ 2004; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7481.42-a (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:42

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Changed role of general practitioners has been taken into account

  1. Colin I Guthrie, general practitioner (Grey_triken@hotmail.com)
  1. 1448 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G14 9DW

EDITOR—To say that general practitioners should be in the front line to provide palliative care, as Murray et al say in their editorial,1 is to misunderstand totally the changed role of general practice in primary care. From today most general practitioners in the United Kingdom will have given up their commitment out of hours, and the health boards …

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