Fatigue | Association of Anaesthetists


An exhausted trainee anaesthetist was tragically killed after falling asleep at the wheel of their car in 2015. This isn't an isolated incident. Our recent survey showed that many doctors have experienced an accident or near miss when driving home after a night shift. It's time to change the culture of fatigue in the healthcare profession. We need to #FightFatigue together.

Since 2018, with the help of numerous medical backers and the support from political representatives in Westminster and the devolved nations, the Association's Fight Fatigue campaign has helped raise awareness around the dangers of working during the night, ensuring that the proper procedures for health professionals to work safely are recognised and implemented.