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Letters Who cares for the doctors?

NHS has a duty of care to its carers

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 12 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1716
  1. John Black, retired surgeon and past president of the Royal College of Surgeons
  1. Malvern, UK
  1. johnblackmalvern{at}

Elton identifies five organisational factors contributing to physician burnout.1 The first, larger medical school intakes, is difficult to remedy, as the UK needs to become self sufficient in medical graduates.

Sending foundation doctors all over the country on four month rotations …

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