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Letters Losing general practice’s specialness

General practice can’t turn into a signposting service

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: (Published 21 September 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o2270
  1. John Sharvill, GP
  1. Deal, UK
  1. john.sharvill{at}

After antenatal care what will be taken from GPs next?1 We have GPs in training who haven’t done paediatric or psychiatry jobs, or dermatology, otorhinolaryngology, or neurology. Is general practice to turn into a signposting service?

Shared antenatal care, …

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