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Focus: London A rebuke from the chief medical officer

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6940.1322a (Published 21 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1322
  1. J Smith

    Some doctors in the BMA are getting fed up with being lectured to by Kenneth Calman, the chief medical officer. But he was at it again last week, when he came to address the BMA's council. There was anticipation that he might say something profound. On the face of it he didn't - he suggested a seminar. But his subtext probably was more serious, and there were signs last week that doctors' leaders are begining to take heed.

    What the CMO seemed to be saying was: you may not like it but you will have to live with change, and you should act like leaders - come up with solutions and not moan about the problems or expect others to solve them for you. It's not a new …

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