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I think we have to bear in mind it's not always a 'superdoctor' attitude that compels doctors to come in when they're unwell but the hassle we face when we try to call in sick. We have to call our ward team, ward sister, consultant, medical staffing and then the JDA. If we don't do this we face disciplinary action but surely these teams should communicate with one another. When coming back from sickness we're subject to a return to work meeting even for 1 sick day. It's just easier to solider on than battle the administrators. If we were a bit more understanding that doctors are human and we get sick, we'd have a healthier workforce in general, and not have to work with unwell healthcare professionals.