The latest rumour going round the medical world about the fiasco on junior doctors training is that up to 10,000 of them will not be given jobs when all around the country the doctors shuffle up their roles this August. 10,000 is a very frightening number - the majority of these are trained at the tax payers expense. We desperately need to keep our best doctors in our country and not train for a mass exodus. I've lived through medical training twice through my sister and husband - it takes years to get these skills. I don't want them thrown away.
I will be joining doctors on a mass lobby to parliament next week.
p.s. the Guardian is now reporting that the latest Hewett plan is cooking up is to send thousands of our doctors off to do voluntary service overseas. Who is going to be working in our hospitals?