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Anaesthetists in training do not want new deal

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.331b (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:331
  1. Peter Mackenzie
  1. Honorary secretary Group of Anaesthetists in Training Committee, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, London WC1B 3RA

    EDITOR,--In December 1993 all 25 anaesthetic registrars and senior house officers at Glasgow Royal Infirmary answered a questionnaire after working shifts compatible with the new deal for three months. The trainee department was fully staffed. Only two respondents wished to continue working such shifts, which were consequently rejected.

    In November 1994 a similar questionnaire was sent to the 1725 members of the group of anaesthetists in training of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. Altogether 758 (44%) responded. Only 73 were working partial or full shifts alone or in combination …

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