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The consultant psychiatrist – a remembrance of things past?

  • Philip Timms (a1)
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The gilt seems to have rubbed off the gingerbread for the three members of our local community consultant group. We have senior lecturer contracts, have worked as consultants in inner London for 10 years and might be expected to be secure and content with our respective lots. Yet, we find ourselves increasingly uncomfortable with our place in the scheme of things.

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The consultant psychiatrist – a remembrance of things past?

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