No need to develop a special interest category for emergency general surgeryBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2591 (Published 11 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2591
- W H Allum, chair1,
- Gareth Griffiths, surgical director, intercollegiate surgical curriculum programme1,
- Jon Lund, chair, specialty advisory committee in general surgery1
- 1Joint Committee on Surgical Training, Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE, UK
We welcome the Nuffield Trust’s contribution to the debate on the provision of emergency general surgery services.1 2 The report comments on the “loss of the generalist”—a surgeon capable of managing patients presenting to an emergency general surgery service by providing the necessary preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care.