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Letters NICE on ovarian cancer

Please include GPs in developing guidelines

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 17 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3023
  1. James A Cave, general practitioner1
  1. 1Downland Practice, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8UY, UK
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The new guidelines on the recognition and initial management of ovarian cancer from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) suffer from not including GPs in their making.1 They are incomplete, which makes them insecure. There are several glaring omissions, such as how long a woman …

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