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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Yes, but "anaesthiologists" don't.
    Can't comment on the US system.
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    (Original post by lyra1987)
    Can't comment on the US system.
    *Sigh* Never mind.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Yes, but "anaesthiologists" don't.
    My joke was more along the lines of how the Right Honourable Gentleman was under the impression that if you went in for emergent surgery at the weekend, or turned up to A&E and needed intubating (or a difficult cannula inserted :teehee:) then you'd end up being looked after by a junior cos all the consultants are off on the weekends.
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    (Original post by lyra1987)
    Can't comment on the US system.
    "anaesthetist" = UK terminology

    "anesthesiologist" = US terminology

    "anesthiologist" = non-existent made up word


    We're remarking on the irony of the Tory ponce shooting his mouth off about medicine and the NHS, when he doesn't even know how to pronounce basic words and job titles.
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    (Original post by Beska)
    https://youtu.be/MbQUcHXwf8M?t=1009

    If you get angry and and break your keyboard it's not my fault....!
    It's so ****ing frustrating seeing these politicians peddle such utter bullcrap to the public about weekend services.
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    What about paediatrics
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    (Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
    My joke was more along the lines of how the Right Honourable Gentleman was under the impression that if you went in for emergent surgery at the weekend, or turned up to A&E and needed intubating (or a difficult cannula inserted :teehee:) then you'd end up being looked after by a junior cos all the consultants are off on the weekends.
    I thought you were just going for the wordplay!

    Though I would love to see someone call in the consultant for a tricky cannula.

    (Original post by ppjk)
    What about paediatrics
    Still a pretty heavy out-of-hours presence, IME - neonatal units are particularly tough, but there will be doctors on the general paeds wards and seeing kids in A&E too. It's a fairly senior-heavy specialty as well, so not uncommon for the consultant to be in, or at least called, at night.

    Community paediatrics is probably far more predictable, but you would still have to go through several years of general paeds training too.
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    Paediatrics have provided themselves on being the first truly out of hours consultant-led general specialty. The out of hours consultant commitment is substantial.

    Don't forget that there is a lot of variety within each specialty as well. Yes, anaesthetists do a lot of hours work but not if you just do pain medicine and there is enough work in a trust to justify enough sessions without doing any on call. The same goes for everything else - gynaecologists do a lot of hours work (ectopic pregnancies, retained products of conception) but I'll bet there are some gynae cancer specialists at big centres that don't do any of this.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I thought you were just going for the wordplay!

    Though I would love to see someone call in the consultant for a tricky cannula.


    Still a pretty heavy out-of-hours presence, IME - neonatal units are particularly tough, but there will be doctors on the general paeds wards and seeing kids in A&E too. It's a fairly senior-heavy specialty as well, so not uncommon for the consultant to be in, or at least called, at night.

    Community paediatrics is probably far more predictable, but you would still have to go through several years of general paeds training too.
    Well the reg's are all incompetent, so who else are you meant to bleep???? God save your soul if you go to A&E and have to interact with someone without a CCT...
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    (Original post by harinimnida)
    . I also can't speak on behalf of small hospitals but I do assume they must have a doctor available for inpatients.
    I don't think so. There's be one at home on call but I find it hard to imagine there's sufficient workload at night to justify that.
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    (Original post by harinimnida)
    Nope, 24 hour service for inpatients and A&E.

    All aspects in my lab whether it's Microbiology, Biochemistry or Haematology have somebody working 24/7. The only time the service actually shuts is bank holidays at 10pm.

    But hey the workload isn't too bad after 5pm since GP work stops coming in. I also can't speak on behalf of small hospitals but I do assume they must have a doctor available for inpatients.
    are they Doctors ? or BMS / support grades

    the out of hours presence is generally BMS and possible support staff rather than the Medical staff.
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    I don't think so. There's be one at home on call but I find it hard to imagine there's sufficient workload at night to justify that.
    Hospital I've worked in is v small in comparison to others and usually have one in at night, not the greatest set up though!

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