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Junior doctors to ask lawyers if the NHS is in breach of human rights legislation

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2712 (Published 19 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2712
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The BMA is to seek legal advice on whether the NHS is in breach of the Human Rights Act if junior doctors are rostered to work when they have already given advance notice of a special event.

Junior doctors have said that their requests for leave to attend “life events” such as weddings or family celebrations are routinely ignored and that they are expected to organise cover themselves.

Junior doctors voted at their annual conference in London on 16 May for advance requests to be honoured, …

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