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Letters Safety of referred doctors

Safety of referred doctors: All doctors are human and therefore vulnerable

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 02 April 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1293
  1. John Dean, consultant cardiologist
  1. Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter EX2 5DW, UK
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This Week, 7 March

I read this news story1 with great sadness. A systemic failure has led to the suicide of a doctor fearing the loss of his livelihood, public disgrace, and humiliation based …

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