Doctors are not prepared for major incidents, according to the results of a survey by a team from Wycombe Hospital in Buckinghamshire.

Doctors are not prepared for major incidents, according to the results of a survey by a team from Wycombe Hospital in Buckinghamshire, which asked 144 specialist doctors at 34 trusts about their readiness for major incidents in the wake of last July's attacks on London.

Just over half had read their emergency plan and only 54 per cent were clear what their own role would be in the event of a major incident, the researchers reported in the Emergency Medicine Journal.