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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7142.3a (Published 09 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:S3a-7142

An army may march on its stomach but finding even a packet of crisps at four in the morning can be tricky for on call doctors. In a new initiative to tackle the problem of hunger on call, the BMA's Junior Doctors' Committee has taken a leaf from the Michelin guide, and will award 1 star to hospitals who live up to the minimum requirements of the New Deal (1991), and 2 or 3 stars to those that exceed it. Just one of the many pieces of information that doctors applying for compulsorily resident posts should check in the interim between shortlisting and interview.

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