Junior doctors' hours

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7015.1298b (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1298
  1. T Ninan,
  2. J Robertson,
  3. M Wollens
  1. Consultant Staff grade doctor Senior house officer Department of Paediatrics, Arrowe Park,Upton,Wirral,Merseyside L49 5PE

    Flexible partial shifts can work

    EDITOR,--There is a lot in the press about junior doctors' hours at the moment, none of which is very joyful.1 We believe that the continuing failure to reduce hours in a way that is satisfactory to both junior and senior doctors and management is caused by several factors. Firstly, the present alternatives to on call work are full and partial shifts. The only full shift that is fully staffed that we …

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