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Letters College of Medicine

College of Medicine replies to its critics

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 12 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4364
  1. George T Lewith, vice chairman1,
  2. Graeme Catto, president1,
  3. Michael Dixon, chairman1,
  4. Christine Glover, council member1,
  5. Aidan Halligan, chair, homelessness faculty1,
  6. Ian Kennedy, vice president1,
  7. Christopher Manning, general practitioner and mental health lead1,
  8. David Peters, council member1
  1. 1College of Medicine, London SW8 1UD, UK
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Cassidy’s article and the rapid responses contain errors and misunderstandings.1 2 3 4

The college aims to promote a more politically and professionally transparent, patient centred, and sustainable approach to healthcare, using whatever social or therapeutic approaches are safe, effective, and empowering for patients. The college is calling for a more compassionate NHS, where practice based on good evidence has …

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