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Letters The crisis in diabetes care

Partnership working is key to providing seamless care

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 24 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6279
  1. Rustam Rea, consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology and co-chair1,
  2. Kyran Farrell, GP and co-chair1,
  3. Simon Gregory, GP and director1,
  4. Brian Bates, GP and former chair, First Provider Group1,
  5. Janice Lindsay, GP and former co-chair1,
  6. Garry Tan, consultant physician in diabetes1
  1. 1First Diabetes, Derby DE72 3HE, UK
  1. rustam.rea{at}

We agree with Rayman and Kilvert that: “We need a form of integrated care, which allows patients to move seamlessly between primary, community, and secondary care.”1 Without partnership working across traditional healthcare boundaries we will not meet the vital task of ensuring high quality care for …

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