Secondary care opinion: advice or didactic guidance?BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n386 (Published 09 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n386
- Ian L P Beales, consultant gastroenterologist
- University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Salisbury makes a good point about the differing views of what an opinion from a secondary care expert entails.1 Often it means different things to the patient, consultant, and referring GP.
As a hospital consultant, I am aware that while I am an expert on a portfolio of medical conditions I am definitely not an expert on the …