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Letters Caring for an ageing workforce

Ageing workforce causes a rise in GP workload

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 09 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5898
  1. Jonathan Leach, joint honorary secretary,
  2. Robert Hampton, occupational health champion
  1. Royal College of General Practitioners, London NW1 2FB, UK
  1. jonathan.leach{at}

Eaton emphasises that all doctors, general practitioners in particular, will face increasing demand to consider fitness to work for people with long term physical and mental health conditions as the working population gets older.1

All healthcare practitioners have the vital opportunity to make a difference through the conversations we have with patients. The case for change …

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