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Letters Making doctors better

Wellbeing support for general practitioners

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4655 (Published 08 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4655
  1. Mark Sage, general practitioner and specialty doctor in emergency medicine
  1. Edenbridge Medical Practice, Edenbridge TN8 5ND, UK
  1. mark.sage{at}nhs.net

Although resilience is undoubtedly needed among healthcare professionals, this is only one piece of the puzzle.1 It puts the onus on the individual, implying that lack of resilience is further evidence that doctors are failing, when they are probably already at a low ebb. Doctors’ suicide rates are appalling and should focus minds,2 but whole system change is a …

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