Letters Rising hospital admissions

Support the new gatekeepers

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1046 (Published 23 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1046
  1. Faisal R Ali, core trainee, year 1
  1. 1Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ
  1. f.r.ali.01{at}cantab.net

    In his editorial, Gillam explains the reasons for the erosion of the gatekeeping function of general practitioners (GPs).1 Consequently, a large proportion of these patients are seen in the emergency department by junior doctors (such as foundation year 2 doctors) …

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