The problem is that the supply of junior doctors is controlled centrally. You are right there are not enough. People were doing overtime to cover night shifts, but hunt has been so good at demoralising people and also bringing in wage controls for overtime, that no one wants to do those shifts anymore.
We used to have 54 junior anaesthetists, we now have 42.
I'm being asked to cover registrar night shifts as a consultant.
There was no need to change the contract. It's been an absolute calamity and it's just the start. There's still the consultant contract that he wants to change.
Its brutal work sometimes and unrelenting. My life and pay in Australia were miles better than here.
No one is asking for more money, they are just asking to have their rota scheduled in a way that allows some form of work life balance.
The total non bantz serious side of all this is written here:
I'm touched by the support from the bedrock crew. We will stand firm comrades. And ETC can throw abuse, but he's allowed as he's a but if a ledge