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Gatekeepers, wizards, and a mutual appreciation of each other's kingdoms.

Gatekeepers, wizards, and a mutual appreciation of each other's kingdoms.
Gatekeepers, wizards, and a mutual appreciation of each other's kingdoms.
An opinion piece written for the BMJ.

"Collaborative working is crucial to providing joined up, high quality care, yet medicine continues to be a divided profession of gatekeepers (GPs) and wizards (specialists). The covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this sense of estrangement, with ever increasing workloads not conducive to goodwill across healthcare teams.

More than ever, we need to create a shared understanding of each other’s roles and ignite opportunities for interprofessional education and communication. We both participated in a GP-consultant exchange scheme just before the pandemic and share how it’s shaped our perception of each other’s work and our practice."
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Aggarwal, Pritti
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Aggarwal, Pritti
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Aggarwal, Pritti and Patel, Harnish (2021) Gatekeepers, wizards, and a mutual appreciation of each other's kingdoms. BMJ, 375 (8319), [n3005]. (doi:10.1136/bmj.n3005).

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An opinion piece written for the BMJ.

"Collaborative working is crucial to providing joined up, high quality care, yet medicine continues to be a divided profession of gatekeepers (GPs) and wizards (specialists). The covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this sense of estrangement, with ever increasing workloads not conducive to goodwill across healthcare teams.

More than ever, we need to create a shared understanding of each other’s roles and ignite opportunities for interprofessional education and communication. We both participated in a GP-consultant exchange scheme just before the pandemic and share how it’s shaped our perception of each other’s work and our practice."

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Published date: 14 December 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 453205
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/453205
ISSN: 0959-8138
PURE UUID: 0fcb7a40-0760-4b40-a849-b68fa3d63438
ORCID for Harnish Patel: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0081-1802

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Date deposited: 11 Jan 2022 17:30
Last modified: 12 Jan 2022 02:39

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Author: Pritti Aggarwal
Author: Harnish Patel ORCID iD

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