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GPSIs are a clear winner

Dr Carrie Sadler is setting up a GPSI service in women's and sexual health in Derby – and believes GPSIs offer clear benefits.

She said: 'Patients get an enhanced service within primary care and that's one of the positive things about GPSIs. You will get patients who may not have gone through the hospital system, because GPs may refer them at an earlier stage.'

But Dr Sadler is cautious about moves to shift GPSIs into hospital settings – warning it is essential they retain their independence. She said: 'GPSIs need support from consultants but one of the definitions is they have autonomy. If you're working alongside consultants you'd almost lose that.'

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