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Don’t be afraid to ask…
  1. Fiona Finlay1,
  2. Anna Baverstock2
  1. 1 Community Child Health, Virgin Care, Bath, UK
  2. 2 Paediatrics, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fiona Finlay, Community Child Health, Virgin Care, Bath BA2 5RP, UK; Fiona.Finlay{at}

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Being able to ask for help or advice is important, whether you are a medical student, foundation doctor, trainee, consultant or a professor. It is important to recognise when help is needed; otherwise there may be profound consequences.

Some worry about asking for help as they feel others may judge or mock them, they do not want to feel stupid and think they ought to know. We recognise that an important skill …

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