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Guidelines have killed common sense



Well done Dr Clare Gerada for making a common-sense point about our guideline culture (‘RCGP chair claims NICE guidelines “just don’t work” for treating patients’, www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news).

News: RCGP chair claims NICE guidelines ‘just don’t work’ for treating patients

I miss medicine based on common sense as we flog patients with drugs to within an inch of their lives.

Perhaps common sense could make a comeback?

From Dr Rod Ashton, Newport, South Wales