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Increasing numbers of English junior doctors work above agreed limits on hours

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 12 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1573

The number of junior doctors in England working more than the nationally agreed hours has risen by 78%since last year, according to figures published this week.

Latest official figures, based on returns for 31 March 1999, show that 8506 (29%) junior doctors are working beyond the limits in the 1991 new …

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