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Doctors as leaders: five minutes with . . . Carrie MacEwen

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 20 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m702
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says that the time is right for doctors to take the future of the profession into their own hands

“We all recognise that the past decade has been particularly difficult for doctors. There have not been enough resources of any description, whether financial, workforce, or equipment. Add to that the increased demand, and we have got a workforce that has become overwhelmed and stifled. There is no headroom to deliver anything.

“Over the past decade we have also been sent along by the wrong drivers: targets rather than …

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