Primary health care transformed: complementary and orthodox medicine complementing each other
Abstract: Charlotte Paterson is a general practitioner and researcher at Warwick House Medical Centre in Taunton, Somerset. This is a group practice where, since 1991, complementary practitioners have worked on a private sessional basis in the centre. This collaboration was the stimulus for an ongoing research programme into various aspects of complementary medicine and primary care, and the practice is now an NHS funded Research General Practice. Charlotte Paterson has taken a keen interest in different models of integrating complementary and orthodox medicine with the aim of making complementary medical provision equitable and accessible.