Posts Tagged ‘Juniors’

Is the phrase ‘junior doctor’ demeaning to highly skilled NHS trainees?

Orthopaedic surgeon Scarlett McNally is leading a study – commissioned by Health Education England – to suggest an alternative name to ‘junior doctor...

Large numbers of junior doctors take breaks in training to protect health

More than half of junior doctors have taken time out of training, with many doing so due to concerns for their own health and struggles over future decisio...

Break time legal action: “NHS managers need to do more to support their junior doctors”

The current test case on the ‘break times’ of junior doctors could have significant implications for the NHS. Unfortunately clinical negligence lawy...

Trainees take NHS trust to court over “insufficient break times” in foundation years

A test case on the ‘break times’ of junior doctors could have significant implications for the NHS. A group of trainees is claiming that the Royal D...

NHS work culture needs to change to better support trainee doctors, college says

The NHS needs to tackle its poor work place culture and improve the morale of doctors in training, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has warned. ...

Medical training in the NHS is too reliant on doctors’ goodwill, GMC warns

Education and training for doctors is too reliant on the goodwill and sacrifices made by senior colleagues who act as trainers, the General Medical Council...

Campaign seeks to rename ‘junior’ doctor title in a bid to improve morale

Support is growing for a campaign to rename the role of junior or trainee doctors. Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, said doctors needed job...

Over half of NHS doctors considering leaving medical career due to overwork

Over half of doctors don’t feel appreciated at work and are considering leaving due to stress, a poll finds. The survey says nearly two out of three o...

Most F1s positive about NHS career but they still need more support

A third of F1s found the experience of their first year in medicine better than they had expected. A poll of 450 newly qualified doctors, who have compl...

Junior doctor found dead at work at Musgrove Park Hospital – suicide suspected

A junior doctor has reportedly committed suicide at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital, where he worked. Police were called in to investigate after a man'...

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. ...