Anaesthesia on board charity ship staves off burnout

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.946d (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:946
  1. Keith D Thomson
  1. Consultant anaesthetist North Hampshire Hospitals Trust, Basingstoke RG24 9NA

    EDITOR,--Bryan Christie reports that the Princess Royal advocates that NHS staff should work in the developing world.1 I am a consultant anaesthetist who since 1991 has spent three weeks each year anaesthetising patients for ophthalmic and maxillofacial surgery on board the ship Anastasis off west Africa. My enlightened employers permit me to take this extra time away as …

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