GP waiting room leaflets provided by govt ‘useless’

Writing in the BMJ, Glasgow GP Dr Margaret McCartney noted patients were receiving different information about medical conditions depending on where they lived, and that some NHS trusts outsourced information provision to private, for-profit companies.

Her concern is backed by research, with one study examining NHS leaflets on inguinal hernia repair finding inconsistencies in advice on when to return to work, driving, sex and sport.

The NHS told the BMJ it plans a

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