• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

More trainee medics tell of concerns on overwork

MORE trainee medics have raised concerns over long working hours with the British Medical Association's Scottish Junior Doctors Committee following revelations in The Herald.

Dr David Reid, the committee chairman, said he had been approached in a couple of instances while many more had posted about the issue on his Facebook page.

He said: "It's not a surprise to any of us really. We've known for a long time that junior doctors routinely work more than 100 hours a week. However, I think it shows that we do need to be taking a look at how rotas are put together and who is putting them together. It varies from department to department and while they tend to comply with the letter of the law, the problem is they don't really stick to the spirit of the law."

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.