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The few who abuse their position bring all consultants into disrepute

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4231 (Published 02 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4231
  1. Kevin J H Newman, consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon1
  1. 1Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey KT16 0PZ, UK
  1. kevinnewmanortho{at}mac.com

I have sent my consultant colleagues a copy of Spence’s provocative article to see whether anyone (other than myself) agrees with him.1

I am full time NHS, having given up private practice in 2006 to concentrate on teaching trauma surgery. My “reward” for working five days a week, starting each day at 7 40 …

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