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Two junior doctors killed a fit and healthy young father by failing to diagnose a Mr Phillips's girlfriend, Annabell Grant, told the court that when she visited her. Privacy and cookiesJobsDatingOffersShopPuzzlesInvestor SubscribeRegister Log in Missing junior doctor Rose Polge left note referring to Jeremy Hunt Dr Polge, 25, who was a vocal supporter of the junior doctors' strike. When a junior doctor was convicted of manslaughter and a child down in the accident and emergency unit, several floors below, needed urgent attention and she missed the rest of the morning handover. Publication date: August
This year every few weeks I have not seen my children for five days straight even though we all live in the same house.
This year, I have asked neighbours, friends and someone I skyped for only 20 minutes to look after my precious children. I have been doing this for 12 years. As I write this, there are tears streaming down my face because all I ever wanted to do was be a doctor and help other people. It means I could not have afforded to have either of my children.
It means the female doctors who look up to me so much, will have to choose children or their careers.
It will mean hospitals can make me work as many Saturdays as they like which is the only time I have left with my children — my husband has long given up on me.
It is at such a cost that it is now too high a price to pay. Service provision is only one element of your employment. I was on-call that day, which means that in addition to working a normal ward shift I had to stay in the hospital until 10pm dealing with out-of-hours medical problems.
I remember being called to see a patient who had fallen out of bed and vividly recall that Damascene moment of realising that for all the lectures, revision, exams and mnemonics that had characterised medical school, I had no idea what to do with this human being or how to solve the problem of her being on the floor.
I think eventually some form of hoist was used whil e I stood on feigning an air of what I hoped was calm supervision. Later in the evening I got bleeped to see a dying patient and talk to their family.
I remember them all huddled around the bedside of a pale, hyperventilating lady and thinking how crestfallen I would have been in their shoes seeing a boy in a green tunic walking into the bay proclaiming that he was a doctor.
Steven Moul, junior doctor F2, medicine, Devon During my first six months, I know at least five juniors killed themselves or died unexpectedly.
I could have been one of them I started work as a doctor 20 years ago, when the start date was 1 August, regardless of which day it fell on. It was a Saturday.
Missing junior doctor Rose Polge left note referring to Jeremy Hunt
I had moved miles for the job and knew no one. Home was a single room above one of the surgical wards, with a collapsed, plastic covered mattress on the bed, a worn sticky carpet and an ancient wardrobe and desk. I paged the outgoing doctor at 7. She arrived, shoved her pager at me and a tattered piece of paper with about 12 names on it.
Get all the bloods to the lab by 8. I am never coming back to this fucking shithole. I went to the first ward. A nurse turned from the desk and asked if I was the new house officer.
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I said I was. We hate all junior doctors. We are overwhelmed by the support from her friends and colleagues, dozens of whom have been combing the Devon coast in search of Rose. In the past week conditions have been so stormy that a drone brought in to help in the search was grounded. The back of the beach is lined with thick woodland and it is on the route of the South West Coastal Path. Police say there is no reason to think that Dr Polge, who is 5ft 2ins tall with brown eyes and long black hair either worn down or in a ponytail, has been abducted.
Inspector Simon Jenkinson, who is co-ordinating the hunt, says: We are concentrating on where her car was found in Ansteys Cove car park. We are not able to give details of her frame of mind. We are keeping an open mind about the circumstances.
There will still be intermittent shoreline searches taking place. Friend Katharine de Kretser says: