Failing sick doctors

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6982.807c (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:807
  1. Thomas Bewley
  1. Screener for health General Medical Council, London W1N 6AE

    EDITOR,—Martin S Wolfson believes that we are failing sick doctors.1 I wish to remind the profession of the purpose of the General Medical Council's health procedures. The aims of the procedures are to ensure that seriously ill doctors do not practise in such a way as to put patients at risk and to offer help to those doctors, including medical supervision, so that they can overcome their problems.

    Wolfson says that …

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