🌟The situation facing junior anaesthetic doctors. URGENT.
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I’m sharing some of the testimonials I’m receiving from junior doctors who are training in anaesthetics. If any journalists would like to write about this, please email on press@everydoctor.org.uk....
Lots of info is shared with EveryDoctor. I’m sharing these stories to inform the public.

Junior doctors working in anaesthetics all over the country have had a terrible 14 months. They have been right on the COVID frontlines, and have endured horrifying experiences...
Junior doctors do a lot of postgraduate exams and other training which are absolutely gruelling. During COVID-19 many of these have been delayed or cancelled, which leads to uncertainty for doctors regarding their futures. This group of doctors are training to become NHS...
consultants and have given so much already. Many hundreds (around 700) doctors this year have applied to senior trainee posts and have not been given jobs, because of a bottleneck situation exacerbated by COVID. These doctors (I have been advised by many of their senior....
colleagues) include extremely competent, extremely diligent doctors. And many of these doctors (who are private messaging me) are now being forced into more junior positions, worse paid positions, positions far away from home, positions abroad, or no position at all.

The NHS...
In England alone lacks 10,000 doctors. We should not be pushing highly competent doctors out of training pathways in the NHS. We should be supporting doctor to complete their training in order to support them, the NHS, and patients.

700 doctors have worked on the COVID....
Frontline and are now being cast adrift.

If any journalists would like to write about this and speak to affected doctors, please get in touch. Dr Julia Patterson, @EveryDoctorUK, press@everydoctor.org.uk.
Anaesthetic trainee (now moving to Australia):

“I’m feeling very strongly about this as I pack my bags to go to australia, missing weddings and family events, and am surrounded by depressed colleagues. My colleague came to my house yesterday and cried for hours.”
From one of the doctors who managed to secure a job:

“One of my friends got the perfect score on interview (Outstanding for every domain plus 10/10 Global marks) and didn’t receive an offer. She only ranked one deanery (area) as she strongly wants to live near her parents”.
Anaesthetic doctor affected by the fiasco (1 of 3):

“It has been a punishing year, redeployment to Critical Care for support in the COVID pandemic, interruptions to training opportunities and exams, disruption to portfolio related activities. To be deemed unappointable...
to a training post for a job I am already doing in the shadow of the pandemic is demoralising. An interview question comes back to haunt me "why is burnout a problem in anaesthetics?" This is a perfect example of why.

The almost daily emails requesting locum cover reflects...
...that there are not enough anaesthetics trainees.”

This situation needs to be rectified immediately. The NHS needs more doctors. Why on Earth are we pushing good doctors out of the system?

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