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    Help support colleagues in need

    11 October 2019

    Doctors who want to support the health service by caring for colleagues in need, are being urged to sign up to the BMA’s peer support service.

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    Patient records joint consent form pilot

    10 October 2019

    GPs in Northern Ireland could see their administrative burdens eased thanks to an initiative aimed at simplifying the legal request process for patient records.

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    The Doctor (October 2019, issue 14)

    10 October 2019

    Prescription medication dependence, an overseas doctor promotes different ways to encourage integration, is Sir Lancelot Spratt dead? the GMC researches 'types' of doctors, supporting juniors in the workplace, keeping public health firmly on the ground and the mental health of doctors

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