What specialists can learn from GPs

Continuity of care needs to extend to other parts of healthcare, argues Professor Simon Willcock

Three years ago, I moved to a practice that incorporated a University Health Service, which included a significant cohort of young adults, who provided a range of challenges.

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As expected, many attended the practice irregularly with incidental issues and consulted whichever doctor was available. They did not appear to be interested in developing a long-term relationship with a particular GP.

This ‘medical promiscuity’ was disruptive when trying to establish rapport or when following up complex issues and results.

However, over time I have

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