Would primary care paediatricians improve UK child health outcomes?

Matthew J Ridd*, Matthew Thompson

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Why did you become a GP or family physician? Whatever we call ourselves, one of the attractions is being a generalist physician who cares for families over time, rather than individuals or specific body systems in isolated encounters. Many GPs will have been particularly attracted by the opportunity to see children and their carers in the context of their community. The challenge of providing continuity is such that every household may not be known to us, but electronic records allow us to cross-check information about people registered at the same home address; and personal knowledge is shared between primary healthcare team members.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-197
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number693
Early online date26 Mar 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Mar 2020

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