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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, 25, who worked at Torbay Hospital in Devon, disappeared on 12 February. Her body was found in the sea off the coast of Dorset on 1 April.

The coroner concluded Dr Polge took her own life by walking into the sea.

In a statement read in court, her family called for action to halt the “crisis” affecting trainee doctors.

They said many doctors worked “under terrific pressure” and coped with “fatigue and heavy workloads” which could “generate massive levels of anxiety”.

“Our hope is that something will be done about this crisis in the health service.”

Read more at BBC Health.

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