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Letters GP suicides

GP suicides: lack of support for female doctors

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 02 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1908
  1. Woody Caan, editor of Journal of Public Mental Health
  1. Duxford CB22 4PA, UK
  1. wcaan{at}

The untimely death of a colleague is always a serious matter. The NHS and its subcontractors have not proved capable of preventing either staff suicides or the demoralising effect on the service.1 I commend Health Education England’s recommendations on the mental wellbeing of staff and students.2 But I am …

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