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GMC to introduce 'emotional resilience' training after finding 28 doctors under investigation committed suicide

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Una, I think we all feel your pain and the above seems to explain a great deal of your anger. Sadly any system can be used by people as a means to their own ends or for political gain, or to get rid of people they don't like. It can also be misinterpreted by people who feel that they have a right to determine how other people behave ( sometimes with the best of intentions). When emotions run high, calm analysis can be lacking. It is a credit to the system that, as far as I know, these complaints were not in the public domain. The current system is unacceptably harsh on both genuine whistleblowers and doctors under investigation and we are all being sacrificed " for the good of the public". It raised two points though. First, having so publicly accused Maureen Baker, she must have a public opportunity to reply. Not to do so might be interpreted as an acceptance that what you say is true. ( expect moderation by Pulse!) Second, the fact that so many complaints did not get past triage and that the two that did were dismissed actually suggests that The GMC are ( far too slowly) doing a good job.

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19 Dec 2014

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7:07am

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