General Practitioners with Special Interests in the UK

7 Apr

“General Practitioners with Special Interests” (GPwSI) is a British initiative about waiting list. Voluntary GP develop specialists clinics, for his patients and those of their colleages. They devote part time and expertice to some problem or patient (minor surgery, diabetes and so on) so in some way work as specialists, and patients are refered to his practice. GPwSI is an initiative with practical and theoretical problems.

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