Letters Was there ever a golden age for junior doctors?

Generational divide over junior doctors must stop

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4071 (Published 26 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4071
  1. Adam Staten, GP registrar
  1. New Malden, UK
  1. adamstaten{at}doctors.org.uk

There are many reasons why the European Working Time Directive has been damaging to life as a junior doctor, but perhaps the saddest is that it has created a generational divide within medicine. The fact that hospitals all over the country have produced spreadsheets implying that their junior doctors work a maximum of 48 hours a week …

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