Ensuring the safety of our doctors and the patients they treat is our priority.

The UK General Medical Council has issued advice to junior doctors on covering gaps in their rotas following a number of queries from social media.

Each doctor has the right to inform the GMC of patient safety and staff shortages. We advise that all of our doctors follow the guidance given from the GMC, to ensure complaints are handled correctly and fairly.

Athona and our responsible officer Mr Fahed Youssef work closely with our Employment Liaison Advisor at the GMC, so please do not hesitate to contact us for any further advice and guidance.

We value your opinion. How have the government cuts affected your hospital? Have you noticed an abundance of staff shortages? Email us today with your experiences.

Useful links

www.athona.com/working-in-the-uk/gmc

www.gmc-uk.org/news/28653.asp