Sir: Of course young Brian is too old to be a doctor (leading article, 27 September).
NHS trusts depend upon the blind enthusiasm and natural energy of their youthful junior doctors, working for 72 hours a week, at 50 per cent of the hourly rate throughout weekends and nights, to maintain an even professional and financial keel.
Brian is not only too old - he may also be too idealistic.
Senior Registrar in
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
West Kirby, Wirral