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The Parliamentary Scholar Scheme: a way to engage doctors in healthcare policy and politics

  • Jen Perry (a1), Paul Lomax (a2), Fiona Taylor (a1), Susan Howson (a3) and Kathleen McCurdy (a4)...

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The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Parliamentary Scholar Scheme gives higher trainees in psychiatry the opportunity to spend 1 day a week in the House of Lords working alongside a peer with an interest in health. This article describes the work of the House of Lords and Parliament using examples from the experiences of 2017–2018 scholars and outlines ways doctors can get more involved in policy and politics.

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The Parliamentary Scholar Scheme: a way to engage doctors in healthcare policy and politics

  • Jen Perry (a1), Paul Lomax (a2), Fiona Taylor (a1), Susan Howson (a3) and Kathleen McCurdy (a4)...

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  • Jen Perry (a1), Paul Lomax (a2), Fiona Taylor (a1), Susan Howson (a3) and Kathleen McCurdy (a4)...
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