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High workload is putting doctors’ professionalism at risk, says GMC

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 26 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j459
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ

Doctors’ professionalism is being put at risk by the current pressures on the health service, the chair of the General Medical Council has warned, and he urges doctors to speak out over patient safety concerns.

In his annual message to UK doctors, Terence Stephenson said that doctors were being forced to make difficult decisions about care and losing out on training opportunities because of the pressures on the health service.

“The GMC has no …

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