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Patients will lose 'advocate'

Dr Diana Lowry feels that providing continuity of care is 'paramount' to both the physical and emotional well-being of patients.

She said: 'Once we stop providing this, patients will lose their ''advocate'' as they see different doctors and

nurses who will often give varying interpretations of clinical data.'

Dr Lowry, a GP in Epping, Essex, added: 'I believe that the GP, together with practice nurses as appropriate, should be the health professional(s) who holds the patient's hand as they suffer from various

illnesses.'

Dr Diana Lowry

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