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Letters Melanomas in primary care

Authors’ reply to Bayley and Cave

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 21 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5417
  1. Julia Newton-Bishop, professor of dermatology1,
  2. Paul Lorigan, senior lecturer in medical oncology2
  1. 1Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
  2. 2University of Manchester/Christie NHS Hospital, Manchester M20 4BX, UK
  1. paul.lorigan{at}

Our editorial was about a new technology being tested to improve diagnostic accuracy in primary care.1 2 On the basis of the study’s findings we intended to support targeted education of primary healthcare teams and specialisation within teams to maximise diagnostic accuracy and referral in primary care, not to criticise primary healthcare physicians.3 4 We understand the difficulties of diagnosis in both primary and secondary …

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