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Letters Ulcerative colitis

Management of ulcerative colitis shows the failings in chronic disease management in the current NHS

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 26 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1189
  1. Ian L P Beales, consultant gastroenterologist1
  1. 1Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  1. i.beales{at}

Ford and colleagues’ summary of the current management of ulcerative colitis highlights the major failings of chronic disease management in the current purchaser-provider split NHS; this will only get worse with the upcoming changes.1

They rightly highlight the importance of preventing opportunistic infections with immunisations. …

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