Intended for healthcare professionals


More than clowning around

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 07 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:gp198
  1. David Wheeler, GP trainer and programme director for Greenwich GP specialist training programme
  1. 1Gallions Reach Health Centre, London
  1. davidwheeler{at}


David Wheeler gives a GP’s view of clown improvisation workshops and tells how they have helped him to cope with the emotional workload of everyday consultations

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