Physicians Anonymous

Author: ER Doc

Trauma hospital ER

Why I quit medicine: not COVID but COVID didn’t help

I recently decided I was going to leave my role as an Emergency Medicine (ER) doctor in the UK National Health Service (NHS). As service after service reaches its full capacity and beyond, the people who rely on these services do not know where to go for the help they need. All of these factors led me do decide that I no longer wanted to commit my daily energies to a system that was causing me to burn out.