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What junior doctors need

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 18 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4497
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    Jeremy Vine was inflaming the middle aged masses on BBC Radio 2 the other day, this time over the reduction in junior doctors’ hours to 48. The profession was getting fried on the airwaves yet again. Looking back through the rosy retrospectoscope, older people wonder what is becoming of society and despair of the current generation. But this new generation is our children, and young doctors are merely younger versions of ourselves caught in a medical system not of their making.

    So what of the past? We worked …

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