NHS doctors against Hospital at Night

We the undersigned urge the BMJ Group to refrain from recognising the Hospital at Night: Skills for Health - Workforce Projects Team for an Excellence in Learning and Education award. As NHS clinicians, we believe that the initiatives implemented as result from HaN have adversely impacted on patient care.


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    Katie Brodie, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: The hospital at night schemes are not liked as far as working practices for doctors go or found to be useful to education for junior doctors. The removal of F1 house officers from nights is of major detriment to their education. As a PRHO, I learnt exponentially during my medical and surgical nights by assessing and managing ill patients, prioritising etc. Similar experiences were not equalled during daytime work. I believe that by taking F1s off nights they are not able to see what the oncalls are like for a surgical SHO or reg. It makes them feel devalued and if they then progress onto F2 and apply, for example, for a surgical training post, they are absolutely not going into that career choice with a full knowledge of what the highs and lows of out of ours work is like.
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    Guy Morris, United Kingdom

    5 years ago Comments: Dangerous.
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    Chris Mann, United Kingdom

    6 years ago Comments: HAN is dangerous
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