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Letters Primary palliative care

Providing palliative medicine consultants with GP skills

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 13 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4121
  1. Holly Young, locum consultant in palliative medicine
  1. Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7QB, UK
  1. holly.young3{at}

Mitchell and colleagues say that primary care teams are crucial in initiating and delivering effective palliative care.1 Implementing the Shape of Training review will see specialty trainees entering a dual accredited palliative medicine and internal medicine curriculum in 2022, increasing the number of medical consultants taking part in the acute medical take but not necessarily improving training in palliative medicine.2

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