Winter pressure is putting junior doctors’ training at risk, leaders warnBMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k100 (Published 08 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k100
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
Junior doctors are being forced to miss opportunities for training because of winter pressure on the NHS, doctors’ leaders have warned.
On 2 January NHS England advised hospitals to postpone elective procedures until the end of January and to defer outpatient appointments and day case surgery in a bid to ease mounting pressure on services.1
Sarah Hallett, deputy chair of the BMA’s Junior Doctors Committee, said that the deferrals in elective surgery and clinics were having a detrimental effect on trainees in surgery in particular, though all trainees were being affected. She …