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Letters Knowing our patients

Knowing our patients: the value of recognising occupational illness

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 09 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5385
  1. Nerys Williams, medical adviser1,
  2. Steve Forman, principal medical adviser2
  1. 1Health and Safety Executive, Birmingham B32 1AL, UK
  2. 2Health and Safety Executive, Buxton, UK
  1. neryswilliams{at}

As consultant occupational physicians we commend Glass for asking his patients about their jobs.1 Links between occupation and disease have been recognised for many years, which makes the comments from his colleagues—“Why does the referring GP or hospital consultant need to know what a patient does?”—particularly concerning. …

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