Doctors are "drowning in red tape" the chair of council at the British Medical Association has said, after new figures revealed that almost two thirds of doctors felt "less empowered" by the Government's controversial health reforms.
Dr Mark Porter said:
Despite the huge and relentless pressures they face, many doctors remain enthusiastic and motivated about working in the NHS, and this is very heartening, but it is a grave cause for concern that those who wanted to make improvements to patient services feel there are barriers prohibiting that.
It is particularly worrying that the pressures so many doctors are experiencing on a daily basis appear to be getting worse.
Doctors should be encouraged and supported, not burnt out and drowning in red tape.
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