Posts Tagged ‘Juniors’

Heavy NHS workloads compromising junior doctors’ training, GMC survey shows

Most trainees say they work beyond their rostered hours at least weekly, and more than a fifth claim working patterns regularly leave them short of sleep. ...

New standards launched by GMC to boost flexibility in doctors’ training

New standards to make postgraduate training more flexible for doctors have been launched. The standards, detailed in a new document Excellence by design...

Hospital doctor pay scales for 2017/2018 – a 1% NHS pay rise

The Conservative Government awarded a pay rise of 1% for 2017/2018 in England to the hospital doctor pay scales. NHS pay was frozen in 2012 and 2013, and ...

Popular Devon junior doctor Rebecca Ovenden found dead at home

A "much-loved" junior doctor who posted on social media about the pressures of working in an A&E department has been found dead at her home. Dr Rebe...

Two thirds of anaesthetic trainees say work pressures are damaging their health

Almost two out of three trainee anaesthetists say their physical or mental health is being damaged because of NHS pressures. Many are sobusy that they ...

Junior doctor inquest: Rose Polge had doubts over continuing as a medic

A junior doctor who killed herself at the time of a strike by colleagues had doubts over continuing in the profession, an inquest has heard. Rose Polge,...

Junior doctors say patient safety is suffering as a result of poor staff morale

Gaps in rotas, poor access to basic facilities and an ever growing workload means junior doctors are experiencing high levels of stress in their roles. ...

Reaction to the GMC Training Report: “Government needs to tackle the workload”

Dr Pete Campbell, BMA junior doctors committee chair “Patients and the public may be shocked by these findings, but no junior doctor will be surprised...

Junior doctors’ training under threat from heavy workloads, the GMC warns

Increasingly heavy workloads are eroding the time doctors have for training, according to the GMC. The 2016 national training survey, which canvassed op...

Juniors’ morale is being damaging by mounting NHS factors, journal says

A growing range of factors are negatively affecting the wellbeing and morale of trainee doctors in the UK, from time and workload pressures to a lack of ph...

Chair of the BMA’s JDC: “I’ve never felt more proud to be a junior doctor”

Dr Johann Malawana addressed the BMA’s junior doctor annual conference in London over the weekend. Here is his speech as last ditch talks continue with t...