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Letters Junior doctors’ morale

The future looks bleak for the junior doctors

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 21 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2274
  1. Michael Gardiner, foundation year 2 doctor1,
  2. Stephanie D’Costa, foundation year 2 doctor2
  1. 1Chester, UK
  2. 2Liverpool, UK
  1. michaelgardiner95{at}

As doctors recruited early to help with the first wave of the covid-19 pandemic, we share the concerns raised by Nabavi and Munro about morale among junior doctors.1 Emergency measures and prioritisation of clinical duties over teaching and training were indisputably needed at the time, as we faced an unprecedented crisis. But we are now also providing routine care—elective …

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