Doctors need to embrace leadership roles for good of health service, says royal college

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 20 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2684
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Doctors are being urged to take up leadership roles in health policy and politics to shape the health service over the next 20 years and speed up improvements in health outcomes.

    A report from the Royal College of Physicians says that “the medical profession has for too long been on the back foot . . . to the detriment of doctors and of healthcare.”

    It says that the reasons for the malaise among the medical profession are complex but also that there is now “a singular opportunity” to dispel it.

    In the report’s …

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