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Walking the walk

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:939
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    Since January each consultant obstetrician in our hospital has been spending a week at a time in the delivery suite. The days of the senior registrar are long gone and now there aren't enough registrars. After years of preaching the need for a consultant based service, I could hardly refuse to join the rota.

    I had not done routine labour ward sessions since my lecturer days. For 20 years it had been emergencies only, often at the …

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