Views & Reviews From the Frontline

So long for now

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2343 (Published 26 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2343
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

Writing in the BMJ over the past eight years has been a privilege, because my views are no more worthy than any other doctor’s. But it’s time to throw in the towel because I fear becoming repetitive and writing for the sake of it, which would be bad medicine. This is my last narcissistic reflection.

I’m no writer, I’m not a member of a book group, I hate jazz, and I possess no beret or thesaurus. I’m no academic, no expert; just a two-bit, chav-GP doctor. …

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