Intended for healthcare professionals

Book Book

Rural Healthcare

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:264
  1. Ann Savage, general practitioner
  1. London

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    Jim Cox, Iain Mungall

    Radcliffe Medical Press; £22.50, pp 184

    ISBN 1 85775 267 8

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    For half my working life I was a general practitioner in inner London. Then I worked partly in Africa and partly “locuming” round Britain, from St Austell to Papa Westray. I found myself in a different world, one that this book powerfully reminds me of. The distances; the loneliness, sometimes welcome, sometimes not; the independence and self sufficiency of the people

    “What about the rota?” I asked my first employer …

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