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October/November 2015 (vol. 12/3)

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OH support for GPs

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The chief executive of the NHS has announced plans for a nationally specified OH service for GPs suffering stress and burnout. But does it go far enough?  

IN 2014, NHS England removed central funding for the provision of OH services for general practitioners (GPs) and their staff. It is welcome news, therefore, that NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has announced plans for a new ‘nationally specified occupational health service for GPs suffering from burnout and stress’ (this issue pp.4–5). The timing of the announcement is apposite, given the government’s intention to deliver…   

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2015 (vol. 12/3) pp3

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