Is it time to say goodbye to 'junior doctors'?

A UK report argues the term is demeaning, confusing for patients and should be ditched

A report in the UK has called for the term 'junior doctor' to be abandoned, arguing it is demeaning and anachronistic to doctors early in their careers.

Dr Scarlett McNally.

Many so-called ‘junior doctors’ are in their 30s and 40s, doing highly responsible, skilled work, yet sound as though they are inexperienced, says the report’s author, orthopaedic surgeon Dr Scarlett McNally.

Her report