Karen Hitchcock has reiterated so well my long-held view with regard to ‘compartmentalised’ medicine (‘Last Resort’, July). Despite the many advances in medicine – and many are spectacular – the loss of our general physicians has been catastrophic. So I read with delight that the training of general physicians has been reintroduced. Holistic medicine may once again become a reality.
As a retired registered nurse, I trust that many readers will understand the implications, particularly for the elderly. I know many registered nurses will.
Valerie J Griffiths