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‘It’s Like Spinning Plates’ – New NHS Staff Reveal What Life Is Really Like

2 10 29

We clapped for the NHS religiously on Thursday evenings, painted rainbow artworks in appreciation, and eagerly supported Captain Tom to raise money for them. But how do young doctors and nurses feel now?

It’s clear the pandemic has had a big effect on all of our mental health. For those who spent endless hours helping to care for us, they’ll be living with those memories for a long time.

Even on your time off when you’re not in hospital, there’s text messages every single day saying please can someone come in and work in the hospital.Dr Kiran Morjaria

Kiran Morjaria is a junior doctor working in Manchester. During the pandemic he was working in the hospital admissions department and found it “really tough” switching off from everything.

One of the things that shocked him most was the number of patients of all ages coming through the doors. He says it was “non-stop”.

Kiran says he’s worried about the mental health of all medical staff who have gone through the pandemic during their early career years just like him.

25-year-old Claudia had just finished her final medical school exams when she was called up to start training in the hospital a few months early.

She says it became “unmanageable”........

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