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The NHS has a crisis in morale—it’s time for proper leadership to address doctors’ needs

The idea of a "Tsar" might worry some. But healthcare doesn't only have a good track record with Tsars—it has talented leaders ready on the front line

By Na’eem Ahmed  

Junior doctors and supporters of the BMA strikes sit down in a silent protest outside Bristol Royal Infirmary. Photo: PA

Every year I meet prospective medical students and their motivations are consistent: to enter a caring profession, to assist others in their time of need and to build on their interest in science. If you ask more probing questions they may say that becoming a doctor also ensures a stable job, respect from peers and a good salary.

Policymakers have taken comfort in the fact that, despite negative headlines, a…

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