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Back to red: allowing specialists to provide primary care would be a step backward for Poland

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3030 (Published 30 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3030

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IMMEDIATE CARE FOR CHILDREN

In the 1970s, the consultant paediatricians in Peterborough decided that:
If the parents were worried and immediate care was not available in the GP surgery or at home from the primary care services, they would welcome the child to the A and E Dept, where the child would be seen by the paediatric registrar, if necessary by the consultant, admitted to the paediatric ward if required.

So, the child got proper treatment without delay, the parent was spared needless anxiety.

Does such a service exist today ANYWHERE in England, in Poland, in USA? If so, where? If not, why not?

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 June 2014
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough