Thank you for this article. All fair minded people would agree we work in intolerable unsafe conditions and our goodwill is taken advantage of at every opportunity by the government, NHS and ultimately by patients. Now we risk criminal prosecution too. This is too far and the GMC as well as the NHS is guilty and have blood on their hands.
I qualified in the 1980s and strongly feel I have been exploited throughout my career. I worked inhuman hours along with my junior colleagues supported by seniors who said helpful things like " I have every confidence in you" instead of coming to help with a procedure you'd never seen or done before. The pressure has never been worse than now but never been better either.
I am immensely relieved none of my children have followed me into medicine and until we have humane working conditions with proper support I cannot encourage anyone to become a doctor.