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Sarah Wollaston calls for doctors to “apply for my job” and represent NHS in parliament

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4504 (Published 03 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4504
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

More doctors should get involved in politics and run to be members of parliament, says Sarah Wollaston, MP and chair of the Health and Social Care Committee.

Speaking at the Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress in London on 1 July, she urged doctors to “go further” into the political sphere and make their voices and the voices of their patients heard.

Wollaston used the speech to tell doctors to “apply for my job,” arguing that the NHS …

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