Charity helps doctors with addictive diseases to obtain treatment

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7119.1380a (Published 22 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1380
  1. Charles McKendrick, Chairmana,
  2. Ian Joiner, Executive directora
  1. a Sick Doctors Trust, c/o ISIS, 126 Weybourne Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9HD

    Editor—Cunningham's letter about alcohol misuse among doctors raises the important issue of offering treatment and help to addicted doctors and their families before the situation becomes desperate and endangers patients.1 In Britain, we believe that the problem is aggravated by the current “contract culture” in the NHS, whereby doctors can be persuaded or pressurised to retire on …

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