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Fitness-to-practise investigations make sick doctors sicker

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This is a very clear and reasoned account by Dr Lees and Dr Williams based on referenced research and real-world findings. My concern is also with our regulator’s increasingly paternalistic role in prescribing what doctors should do in ever more situations. In terms of invoking military approaches to healthcare I worry very much about the consequences of Professor Terence Stephenson's suggestion. I do hope that the review of suicides of doctors undergoing Fitness to Practice procedures and this well considered and well written article by Dr Lees and Dr Williams will act as a means of encouraging wider discussion into how we best make regulation work for all and how we avoid very serious potential harms. Dr Peter J Gordon NHS Psychiatrist for older adults

Posted date

17 Jan 2015

Posted time

11:12am

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