Dr Philippa Whitford MP in Houses of Parliament

Jan 30, 2016, 09:18 PM

Dr Whitford, who used to be a junior doctor before hours safeguards were introduced describes how devastating it could be without them. Hospital trusts are under increasing pressure to meet national targets whilst saving money, and without safeguards, junior doctors will be in a position where they could be forced to work longer hours for reduced pay. Doctors have been bullied and degraded by the government's handling of the contract negotiations with unfounded accusations of being responsible for excess weekend mortality.