Medical staffing: Smaller trusts face huge problems with the “new deal”BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7362.458/b (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:458
- Mark Gould
Many smaller trusts and trusts in rural areas are experiencing great difficulty in complying with the requirements of the new deal, which restricts junior doctors' hours of work. And from August 2003 trusts that issue contracts that do not comply with the new deal could be sued for breach of contract.
The Audit Commission report says these trusts will experience even more problems with the implementation in 2004 of the …