Re-organising Junior Doctors During the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Single Centre Experience in the United Kingdom

Document Type : Letter to Editor


1 Department of General Surgery, North Middlesex Hospital, London, UK

2 Department of General Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Essex, UK


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Dear Editor,

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has prompted an unprecedented upheaval in the provision of healthcare services globally. Following timely reporting from Italy,1 the United Kingdom also prepared for COVID-19 patients requiring hospital admission and intensive care. As part of this response, multiple issues surrounding staffing have become apparent. In this article, we discuss the experience at the North Middlesex Hospital in London of re-organising junior doctors... (Read more...)

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  3. Intercollegiate General Surgery Guidance on COVID-19 Update.  Published March 27, 2020.
Volume 9, Issue 10
October 2020
Pages 459-460
  • Receive Date: 04 May 2020
  • Revise Date: 09 May 2020
  • Accept Date: 10 May 2020
  • First Publish Date: 01 October 2020