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Occupational health pilot study finds unmet need

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7006.691a (Published 09 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:691
  1. R Isanedighi,
  2. J Mannall,
  3. J Harvey,
  4. G Feder
  1. Occupational health project worker Public health specialist Health promotion strategist Public Health Directorate, East London and the City Health Authority, London E3 2AN
  2. Senior lecturer Department of General Practice and Primary Care, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE

    EDITOR,—We endorse Anthony Seaton's suggestions regarding occupational medicine,1 but the current staffing and structure of the NHS occupational health departments seem unlikely to be able to meet the demands of their surrounding communities. What is to happen in the interim?

    Our pilot occupational health project found that 61 (13%) of 474 patients interviewed in general practice surgeries were visiting their general practitioner because of health …

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