BMA junior doctors chair among first on scene at Westminster attack

BMA junior doctors committee chair and GP trainee Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya is believed to have been the first doctor to respond after the terror attack on Westminster bridge on Wednesday that left four people dead and many more injured.

Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya
Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya

The FT2 GP trainee, who has been at the forefront of recent calls from the medical profession for government action to end the ongoing NHS crisis, is understood to have been in the area for an interview nearby.

He told a Buzzfeed News reporter at the scene that he had rushed over to offer help after hearing screaming.

Dr Wijesuriya is believed to have helped to treat both police officer PC Keith Palmer, who died in the attack, and the attacker - shot dead by police officers responding to the incident.

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A BMA spokesman told GPonline that the junior doctors committee chair was not giving interviews at this stage.

Writing on Twitter hours after the attack, Dr Wijesuriya said he was 'humbled' by the response from emergency health and police personnel in the wake of the attack.

Read more: GPonline interview with Dr Wijesuriya

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