'Dear Mr Cameron': Junior doctor's angry letter to PM over NHS plans wins support of thousands

David Cameron and the letter addressed to him Credit: PA/ Facebook

A junior doctor's furious letter to David Cameron over the Government's plans to overhaul the NHS has won the support of thousands.

Janis Burns, 26, who works at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, challenged the Prime Minister to attempt to treat a patient "on the brink of death" after a long stint of night shifts.

"You try managing that after you've been up all night and then tell me the NHS isn't 24 hours 7 days a week 365 days a year," she wrote in the letter which has now been shared more than 80,000 times on Facebook.

She also accused Heath Secretary Jeremy Hunt of "deliberately attacking" the profession and being "hell bent" on convincing the public that doctors do not provide a seven-day service.

Janis Burns posted her letter on facebook Credit: Facebook

Burns - who reportedly tried to hand deliver the letter to Number 10 after coming off a weekend of graveyard shifts - wrote the letter in reaction to the ongoing row over the UK's NHS service.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has accused doctors of blocking his plan to introduce seven-day working as standard across the NHS.

In a speech on Thursday, he claimed 6,000 people die every year due to a lack of senior staff working at weekends.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Credit: PA Wire

Ms Burns claimed the NHS was at risk of being "destroyed" by the Government, who she accused of "acting irresponsibly" by "vilifying" doctors.

Her letter came as medical staff continued to tweet images of themselves at work using the hashtag #ImInWorkJeremy.

The letter in full