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Letters Future of doctors’ messes

GPs should have doctors’ messes too

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 01 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l477
  1. Simon E Atkins, GP principal
  1. Fishponds Family Practice, Bristol BS4 2JW, UK
  1. satkins{at}

Rimmer’s article about doctors’ messes emphasises the importance and benefits to hospital colleagues of having a “space to breathe” in the middle of busy, stressful days.1

This type of space is just as important in general practice. Our days on the front line of patient care are equally pressurised. And primary care has the …

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