Let’s be honest, our letters are bad too

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I sit here disappointedly staring at the one-page transfer summary I have been sent for a new patient, and wonder whether they really have been diagnosed with hypertension seven times and whether they still are on that anti-biotic from 2006.

GPs consistently complain about the poor level of communication coming from the hospital sector. But in truth, our communication to other clinicians is not much better.

Inter-doctor communication is a much-bemoaned issue.

As GPs, one of our favourite pastimes is to complain about hospital discharge summaries — or

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