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    14 February 2020

    There was a police officer, a soldier and a consultant... and they were all called Syed Masud. But doctors with such a mix of skills are not always given the chance to use them to best effect. Neil Hallows reports

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    The Doctor – issue 18, February 2020

    14 February 2020

    Learning from the past, funding for mental healthcare frozen, portfolio careers on the rise, the BMA's stance on physician-assisted dying, SAS doctors' frustrations come out in survey and a consultant's fight against sleep disorders

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    Undermined and overlooked: SAS doctors respond to survey

    14 February 2020

    SAS doctors often feel bullied and sidelined, according to new GMC research. But changing attitudes and some enlightened employers give cause for hope. Tim Tonkin reports

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