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Helen Salisbury: Timing is everything

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 21 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2907

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Re: Helen Salisbury: speaking out about politics and health

Dear Editor

Much of what GPs can do, however valuable for individual patients, is tinkering at the edges of problems that are rooted in their social situation. Social determinants of health are largely a consequence of political decisions, and so we should speak out when, where and to whom we can influence.

Competing interests: No competing interests

31 July 2020
Judith H Harvey
retired GP