Would you fly on a plane if the pilots were forced to work 48+ hour shifts where they may or may not get nap breaks in flight? Would you send your kids off to school on a bus driven by an intern who is being forced to prove they can operate the vehicle on 3-4 hours sleep per night? Sure you would.
Now I don’t know about you, but I would rather my doctors…and pilot or school bus driver…get their full 8 hours of sleep before every shift.
The Article ‘Exhausted junior doctors could increase patients’ risk from medical mistakes, report warns’ originally appeared on https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/junior-doctors-mistakes-gmc-patient-safety-errors-training-jeremy-hunt-contract-a8438786.html
Jamie’s comments are his own.