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Running for deputy leader of the Labour Party: five minutes with . . . Rosena Allin-Khan

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 23 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m292
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The emergency department doctor and Tooting MP tells Elisabeth Mahase about her priorities as a politician

“I’m a doctor first. I didn’t become an MP to stop being a doctor. Working shifts in the emergency department also helps me form coherent evidence based arguments. I see the effects of austerity every time I do a shift, and I can talk about that with real legitimacy. An emergency waiting room is like a microcosm of society. When I’m working, I can see the impact of cuts not …

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