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Letters GMC on doctors’ wellbeing

GMC review of doctors’ wellbeing fails to recognise SAS doctors

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 10 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6899
  1. Cathy Wield, SAS doctor in emergency medicine
  1. Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil BA21 4AT, UK
  1. cathywield{at}

The GMC report Caring for doctors, caring for patients—which looks at doctors’ wellbeing and includes recommendations for strategies to mitigate against burnoutis commendable, particularly because it avoids the trap of putting more pressure on an already overburdened workforce.12

There are, however, certain noticeable deficiencies in its recommendations. Many workplace factors can only …

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