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Covid sparks royal college fears for doctors’ mental health

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has expressed fears for the mental health of doctors after a survey of members found nearly a fifth (19%) had sought informal mental health support during the pandemic. One in ten revealed they had taken formal mental health support from either their GP, external services or their employer. 64% […]...

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