A GP was fuming after being told he cannot delay jury service to help battle the pandemic.
Dr Mike Smith, 45, insisted frontline medical professionals should be exempt during health crises, warning it could lead to more deaths otherwise.
He deferred until January but asked for another deferral amid the rising 奥米克戎 案件, which the Jury Central Summoning Bureau refused.
Dad-of-four Dr Smith, of North 伦敦, 说: “I’m exhausted. It’s just not the right time at all. If I take time off, my colleagues are going to suffer.”
His centre in Knebworth, 赫特福德郡, 具有 14,000 patients and six doctors across two sites.