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Letters Fallout from rise in private referrals

Private practitioners should treat, not just assess

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 18 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1247
  1. Quentin Spender, consultant paediatric psychiatrist
  1. Oxford Youth and Family Practice, Oxford, UK
  1. quentin.spender{at}

I agree with Salisbury on the fallout from the rise in private referrals.1 As a private practitioner in child and adolescent psychiatry, I believe I have the privilege of criticising …

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