UK docs demand action over GP suicide crisis

Failing to care for doctors' mental health is as bad as sending young men over the top in WWI, says GP

The “appalling” state of GP suicides has come under the spotlight in the UK, where a conference has heard the failure to provide care is as barbaric as “sending young men over the top” in World War I. 

The annual UK local medical committees (LMC) conference in Belfast passed a motion this week seeking more action over the “the appalling statistics and circumstances of doctor suicides”.