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Azeem Majeed: No part timer

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 22 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1386


Azeem Majeed, 55, is professor of primary care at Imperial College London, as well as working part time as a GP in Clapham. He qualified in Cardiff and worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School and University College London before going to Imperial in 2004. His research and writing focus on what works in primary care and how to make it work better.12 What doesn’t work very well is the “health MoT” for middle aged people, as a study he coauthored last year found—a poor use of resources, it concluded.

He tweets often (@Azeem_Majeed). Examples:

“NHS winter pressures are predictable. Attempts to apportion blame for these pressures onto any professional group—such as GPs—are wrong.”

“England needs an NHS in which doctors want to work, not an NHS in which they are forced to work.”

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