Juniors' targets will not be met

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1462
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ.

    Over 3000 junior doctors in England could still be contracted to work in hard pressed on call posts for over 72 hours a week when the deadline for abolishing these posts expires on 31 December. This figure comes from the latest reports of the regional task forces set up to monitor hours of work and depends on the present rate of progress being maintained until the end of the year. Under the new deal on doctors' hours no doctor should be on his or her feet and working for more than 56 hours a week, but the returns from the task forces predict that the number of posts requiring over 56 hours “will …

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