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April/May 2011 (vol. 07/6)

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Where can sick doctors turn?

The planned defunding of the Practitioner Health Programme and its implications for physicians in need of treatment

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The Practitioner Health Programme is set to be defunded, despite delivering a conspicuously successful and cost-effective service. What does this signal for the provision of healthcare services to doctors? Nicola Godwin finds out..   

THE matter of a sick doctor raises many questions. While doctors who are unwell are not a homogenous group – they may have very different needs, and the…

Nicola Godwin is a freelance journalist specialising in health.

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Occupational Health at Work April/May 2011 (vol. 07/6) pp11-15

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