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Letters Child health unravelling in UK

Child health unravelling in the UK is related to an inappropriate primary care service

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2259 (Published 22 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2259
  1. Richard Wilson, retired paediatrician
  1. Portsmouth PO1 3TG, UK
  1. richardgwilson{at}yahoo.co.uk

Although preventing the effects of poverty is clearly important, the medical profession has a duty to respond to patients’ problems whatever their origin. The recent unravelling of child health in the UK is related to an inappropriate primary care service.1

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