I did not recognise my city, Brighton and Hove, from the quotes in the news story 'Killer conditions go unseen by GPs'.

GP practices locally are committed to developing and adopting best practice, whether it is in relation to the conditions your article discussed or other aspects of primary care.

It is certainly true that as a small city we have good clinical networks. My primary care colleagues and I value those, and so does our primary care trust. Those networks take the best of what is being done elsewhere and use it to develop models of care that fit our local needs.

You will see plenty of evidence of that happening this year as primary care services across the city pilot a wide range of outreach services to identify and support at-risk patients.

The PCT and Brighton and Hove city council have also employed two coronary heart disease outreach nurses.

Dr Peter Devlin, professional executive committee, Brighton and Hove City teaching PCT

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