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Letters Reconfiguration in the NHS

Attendances at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals’ urgent care centres, 2009-12

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 27 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7035
  1. Thomas E Cowling, National Institute for Health Research doctoral research fellow1,
  2. Farzan Ramzan, research assistant1,
  3. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care1,
  4. Shamini Gnani, senior clinical adviser1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. t.cowling{at}

Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals’ accident and emergency services will be reconfigured under current plans.1 Both hospitals currently possess a GP led urgent care centre co-located with an emergency department; self referred patients are unable to access emergency departments without being seen by a GP or emergency nurse practitioner in an …

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