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Letters The older doctor

Helping late career and retired doctors contribute to the health service

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 13 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4125
  1. Mona Aquilina, retired general practitioner, educator, and chair
  1. RCGP Later Career and Retired Members Committee, Royal College of General Practitioners, London NW1 2FB, UK
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I agree with Gerada that the skills of older doctors should be used in the health service.1 She did not mention doctors who have planned to retire from clinical practice at around 60, the current “normal” retirement age, and do so not through burnout or revalidation issues but as part of their life plan. They …

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