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Letters Guidelines and clinicians’ time needed to treat

Guidelines and clinicians’ time needed to treat: stop using guidelines to manage performance

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 06 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p281
  1. Gary Singh Marlowe, GP
  1. London, UK
  1. garymarlo{at}

I hope Johansson and colleagues’ paper1 is carefully read—not only by guideline developers but also by our system commissioners and managers.

GPs are skilled in rapid triage and prioritising management plans. As “guidelines” have become …

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