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Setting up an acupuncture knee clinic under practice based commissioning
  1. Jonathan Freedman, general practitioner, medical acupuncturist1,
  2. Marion Richardson, principal lecturer2
  1. 1
    Parkbury House Surgery, St Albans Hertfordshire, UK
  2. 2
    University of Hertfordshire
  1. marionlrichardson{at}


This paper outlines the setting up of a new service in primary care offering acupuncture to patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee. The high volume clinic is funded under the Practice Based Commissioning initiative and is the first of its type in the UK. It appears to offer a model for similar services elsewhere.

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