Confidential voluntary scheme has been set up in Britain

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1675b (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1675
  1. R M Brown
  1. Treasurer, Addictive Physicians Programme 36 Wick Crescent, Bristol BS4 4HG

    EDITOR,—Ruth Chambers and Richard Maxwell mention counselling services to help sick doctors.1 Canada has had a scheme for years to help chemically dependent doctors. Last November, while at a conference in York on addiction in doctors and dentists, I heard about the physicians support programme in Ontario from Dr Graeme Cunningham, the coordinator. This uses doctors who have recovered from dependence on alcohol and other drugs.

    The authors of the editorial state that only 3% of sick …

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