Junior doctors need to have time for their lives outside medicine

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7037.1042b (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1042
  1. Margaret Cant
  1. General practitioner 655 Kingsway, Manchester M19 1RD

    EDITOR,—It clearly needs saying again: the pay was not the problem for junior doctors.1 Junior doctors have lives outside medicine. Increasingly, doctors are women, and some are women with children. I trained under the “old system” but not very long ago, often working 120 hours a week during my three years in hospital, and I was constantly frustrated …

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