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Junior doctors take trust to court for denying them breaks every four hours

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 21 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k852
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A junior doctor has accused her former employer of breaching her contract by not allowing breaks every four hours, in a High Court test case with reverberations throughout the NHS.

Sarah Hallett is acting on behalf of herself and another 20 junior doctors who trained with Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2013-14, when she was in her foundation year. In a case supported by the BMA they argue that they did not receive …

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