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Letters Making doctors better

Making doctors better: change doctors’ beliefs rather than provide special services

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 08 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4657
  1. Ian Aston, consultant occupational physician1,
  2. Harj Kaul, consultant occupational physician2
  1. 1Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
  2. 2University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK
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The BMJ’s editorial on doctors’ wellbeing raises some very important points; doctors are under many pressures, as outlined in the article, and the results are evidenced by increased morbidity in the profession.1

Systemic solutions are important. If the working environment, procedures, and processes are causing illness, then changing and adjusting them is the only …

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