The lot of airline pilots and consultants is not so different

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7355.105 (Published 13 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:105
  1. Colin Trask (colin.trask@southend.nhs.uk), consultant in radiotherapy and oncology
  1. Southend Hospital, Southend SS0 0RY

    EDITOR—A day in the life of a hospital consultant: is it so different from that of an airline pilot?1 Awake from a restless night. Study the latest directive from the flying tsar. Finish off writing lecture notes on emergency landing procedures. Set off to airport via a charity coffee morning to receive cheque to buy a new pilot seat.

    Arrive Stansted. Pilots' …

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