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Letters Risks at new academic year

Solutions to the August problem

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 10 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4626
  1. Liz Tate, ST3 psychiatry1
  1. 1Wessex Deanery
  1. liztate{at}

    At last, a study provides some data to support what all doctors already know: August is no time to become ill in the NHS.1 Trainees rotate at other times of the year on three, four, and six month placements but all the brand new foundation doctors begin and most hospital doctors move to new posts in …

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