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GP suicides: LMCs call for action to reduce “appalling” numbers

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1286 (Published 20 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1286
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) must lobby ministers for increased psychological support for GPs to reduce the “appalling” number of doctor suicides, local medical committees have urged.

The annual UK local medical committees conference in Belfast passed a motion on 19 March in recognition of “the appalling statistics and circumstances of doctor suicides.”

The conference instructed the GPC to raise the issue of GP suicide with “all major stakeholders” to seek a better understanding of any …

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