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Sometimes we are faced with a set of circumstances that contrive to impair our performance at work. No one is immune from this. Of course, different sets of circumstances affect people differently. This may lead to the development of symptoms that indicate that you need to get some independent advice about what to do. You might have a good friend or a trusted colleague who can advise you. It might also help to talk to an occupational doctor— preferably someone with an interest in doctors' health. Solutions may be simple or more complex, involving work organisation. An occupational doctor specialises in helping you and effecting change in employing organisations, such as NHS trusts.
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