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NHS bosses must tackle mental health crisis among doctors, says BMA

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 10 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5974
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The BMA is calling on employers to sign up to a wellbeing charter to improve doctors’ working lives.

The association commissioned qualitative research to establish which factors contributed to poor mental health among doctors.1 Researchers conducted 30 interviews with doctors from a range of specialties and levels of seniority, as well as two online focus groups with medical students and junior doctors.

They established five key factors that …

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