Letters Job insecurity and health

The anaesthetic roundabout and its effect on behaviour at work

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5499 (Published 10 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5499
  1. Patrick A Ward, anaesthetics ST61
  1. 1Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK
  1. patrickward{at}nhs.net

Cooper and Faragher’s editorial on the impact of the workplace on health was made all the more pertinent by the recent death of Bank of America Merill Lynch’s summer intern, attributed to pulling eight “all-nighters” in two weeks to impress bosses.1 2 Clearly the NHS has evolved beyond the “magic roundabout” city culture, in which shifts start early and finish 24 hours later with a …

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