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Balint groups can support and invigorate GPs

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 19 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2555
  1. Caroline M Spencer-Palmer, retired GP, Balint group leader, and past president of the Balint Society
  1. Colne, UK
  1. cazpalmer54{at}

I write in response to Helen Salisbury’s pertinent and timely column in which she states that few GPs have the time or energy for the Balint groups that once fulfilled the debriefing function in general practice.1

While it is true that only a minority of GPs attend Balint groups, the Balint Society is still growing, …

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