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A no-win situation

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:638
  1. Anne Foley, specialist registrar (
  1. St Helen's and Knowsley Hospitals, Liverpool

    Having recently started in a new hospital as a medical registrar, I was keen to make a good impression. My first on call fell right in the middle of the busy winter period. Patients were coming at us from all directions, and queues were building up. As a further incentive to stay on top of things, the registrar on night duty, my relieving angel, was a friend of mine. …

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