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Doctors need to be supported, not trained in resilience

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 15 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4709
  1. Eleanor Balme, fifth year medical student, Brighton and Sussex Medical School,
  2. Clare Gerada, general practitioner, London,
  3. Lisa Page, consultant in liaison psychiatry, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and honorary clinical senior lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  1. clare.gerada{at}


Eleanor Balme and colleagues discuss the findings of a review that they have undertaken into the need for, and potential of, resilience training in doctors


  • Competing interests: We have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interests. CG is a partner of the Hurley Group, an organisation that runs a number of practices and general practitioner walk-in centres across London. She is medical director of the Practitioner Health Programme.

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