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Lifelong lessons in learning: definition of a GP and a specialist

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 16 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2264
  1. Patrick J Morrison, consultant in genetic medicine
  1. Department of Genetic Medicine, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK
  1. patrick.morrison{at}

Helen Salisbury sounds like a wonderful GP.1 Grand rounds where no one admits ignorance are thankfully much less frequent now than when she and I were trainees, however.

We should remember the difference between GPs and hospital specialists. A specialist is someone who knows …

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