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Letters Mind your language to drive patient revolution

Catalysing the patient revolution: work with communities for real change

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 24 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1242
  1. Caroline Mawer, ill health retired doctor
  1. London, UK
  1. caroline.mawer{at}

With increasing inequalities in life expectancy, and especially healthy life expectancy,1 it’s necessary but not sufficient to “mind your language” in clinical practice.2 Cox and Fritz3 speak about “prompting doctors to name barriers” but haven’t explicitly recognised the effects of austerity,4 which can only increase with …

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