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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3-7084

Managers, junior doctors, and nurses are working closer together to solve management problems, according to new research into the effects of the new deal. Taking the temperature of the New Deal from the NHS Executive reports research at Walsgrave Hospitals NHS Trust. This tried to identify the practical implications of implementing the new deal on juniors' hours. The report says that though doctors were working for shorter periods of time they had to work more intensively and intermittently. But because of the actions taken there had been a lower level of sickness absence and use of locums and recruitment had improved.

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