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Saturday 15 December 2018
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Doctors to act immediately with children at risk

New guidance on child protection has been published by the BMA to help doctors dealing with suspected cases of abuse or neglect.

Child protection issues are very complex and the BMA's tool kit gives doctors and their teams extra support to assist them when faced with these difficult and demanding circumstances.

GPs are often the first professionals to come into contact with children at risk and they, together with all members of the local primary health care team, should be fully aware of how to act in child protection matters, says the guidance.

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