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Five minutes with . . . Frank Atherton, chief medical officer for Wales

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4488 (Published 17 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4488
  1. Abi Rimmer
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The former deputy chief medical officer for Nova Scotia discusses his new role in the UK

“Wales and Nova Scotia are very similar in many ways. Nova Scotia has a big geographical area, so it faces the same issues around providing health services and improving health in remote rural areas.

“There was a lot of steel and coal mining in Nova Scotia. Those industries have gone, so communities …

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