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A model for acupuncture training in primary care
  1. Marion Richardson, senior lecturer1,
  2. Jonathan Freedman, general practitioner2
  1. 1
    University of Hertfordshire
  2. 2
    Parkbury House Surgery, St Albans, Hertfordshire
  1. marionlrichardson{at}


A recent innovation in acupuncture training at a clinic in a primary care practice is reported. The trainer is a General Practitioner within the practice and the trainee an academic nurse. The semi-structured training programme is outlined and benefits and challenges to both trainer and trainee are discussed. The patients generally welcomed the scheme. We consider that the programme could provide a model for similar training initiatives in the future.

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