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Sixty seconds on . . . free breakfast

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 18 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1681
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

What’s this about? There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or breakfast for that matter

There is if you’re a junior doctor who has just come off a night shift at Northampton General Hospital. Since August the trust has been offering all trainees the chance to tuck into bacon and eggs after a night shift for free.

This almost sounds like a good idea. It can’t have come from management?

It’s actually the brainchild of the trust’s chief executive, Sonia Swart. A doctor herself, Swart thought it would be a good way to make junior doctors feel valued, as part of …

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