Dr Taj Hassan
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A&E warning: Doctors and nurses 'massively overworked'

Staff on accident and emergency wards are "massively overworked" and face "intolerable pressures" according a leading doctor.

Dr Taj Hassan, from the College of Emergency Medicine says not only does this "compromise patient safety" but has led to a "workforce crisis in emergency departments".

He was speaking in response to claims that the A&E system could collapse unless urgent changes are made to the way units are run.

  • 15 May 2013
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