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The Doctor (July 2019, issue 11)


Meet the Apollo 11 doctor, 50 years after his patients landed on the Moon; how doctors in Shetland are giving green prescriptions; the impact of distant, locked wards on severe mental ill health; and why a lack of politicians isn’t all good in Northern Ireland.

 

In this issue

‘Warehoused’ – seriously ill patients sent to locked wards far from home

The lights are on... – while Northern Ireland’s government lies dormant, health services suffer

Natures remedy – in Shetland, doctors can prescribe the islands themselves 

For want of a bed – hospital beds meant for emergencies are pressed into use year-round

 

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