Preventing, rather than treating, stress in doctors under investigationBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1439 (Published 18 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1439
- Maria C Jalmbrant, clinical psychologist1
- 1Lewisham Adult ASD and ADHD Service, Ladywell Unit, Lewisham University Hospital, London SE13 6LH, UK
Hawton comprehensively summarises Sarndrah Horsfall’s internal report for the General Medical Council and expresses confidence that a separate health system will support doctors under investigation who have mental health problems, thereby preventing suicides.1 2 However, this initiative is unlikely to ameliorate the immense stress some doctors experience when subjected to complaint investigations and GMC procedures in particular.
Professor Terence Stephenson …