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Letters Front line care for back pain

Physiotherapists supporting GPs

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 20 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3684
  1. Richard Bartley, NHS physiotherapist1
  1. 1Henllan, Denbighshire LL16 5BQ, UK
  1. bartley.richard{at}

GPs are the most appropriate gatekeepers for managing low back pain in the community.1

Many GPs across the UK currently have rapid access to triage services run by …

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