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Scrap the royal colleges’ fellowships

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 12 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1609

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Re: Scrap the royal colleges’ fellowships

It is difficult to know when to remove out of date privilege. Such is the nature of human groups that something else will arise to replace it.

Please, Des, give us your thoughts on the fact that since there are no longer any real general practitioners in UK, why not change title and role to what is needed, ie Personal doctors. The semi-demi quaker T.F. Fox showed us the way in 1960 (Lancet 1 743-760) but did anyone listen?

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 March 2013
Christopher J Burns-Cox
Emeritus Frenchay Hospital Bristol
Wotton-under-Edge GL12