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Let's be clear about case for obesity target

The diagnosis of heart failure is often, if not always, made in hospital following referral from primary care (News, January 29). Treatment is then initiated in secondary care and continued by the GP. To say UK GPs are the worst in Europe is the same as saying that the care and advice provide by our cardiology colleagues in the hospital sector is about the worst in Europe.

It is not of much use for hospital colleagues

to blame GPs when they should be striving for better access to patients for investigations like echo and so on.

Dr NK Menon

Ongar, Essex

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