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Long shift patterns to end for Scottish junior doctors

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4173 (Published 20 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4173
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Action is to be taken in Scotland to reduce pressure on junior doctors by ending long stretches of shift working.

Junior doctors’ leaders have welcomed plans by the Scottish government to end the practice of rostering junior staff for seven full night shifts in a row. This is to be implemented by February. …

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