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Trusts must encourage junior doctors to report long working hours, GMC says

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1312 (Published 14 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1312
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

Junior doctors must be encouraged to raise concerns about their working hours and their training through exception reporting, the General Medical Council has said.

Exception reporting was introduced with the 2016 junior doctor contract in England. It allows junior doctors to report concerns about their working hours and their training.

In a statement issued on 9 March the GMC said that it strongly supported the new system. The regulator also said that it encouraged junior doctors to make use of exception reports to highlight any concerns and …

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