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I don't blame colleagues for leaving the NHS: the government has betrayed them | Samantha Batt-Rawden

I thought this crisis had shown who the key workers of the UK were. So why are things now getting worse for us?

  • Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden is president of the Doctors’ Association UK and a senior registrar in intensive care medicine.

It’s 4am and resus looks like a bomb has hit it. We have had to open almost every piece of kit available to keep the patient in front of us alive. Wearily, I register there’s blood spattered across my shoes.

It’s been a long night, and there’s still another five hours to go.

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