Senior doctors told to be on duty to end annual NHS "killing season" when medical graduates start work

NHS ordered to end the 'killing season' when patient death rate jumps as thousands of graduate doctors start work Each year, the first Wednesday in August – dubbed 'Black Wednesday' – sees more than 6,000 newly qualified doctors start their careers in medicineIt coincides with 6% increase in death rates | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 28 May 2012 More consultants should be on duty to end the annual 'killing season' in the NHS when thousands of medical graduates start on hospital wards, a review of staff practices has warned.