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Over half of anaesthetists have nowhere to rest during or after a shift, survey finds

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 19 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4900
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the BMA are calling on the health secretary for England to ensure that all healthcare staff have access to high quality rest facilities.

The call comes after a survey conducted by the college found that nearly half (49%) of anaesthetists had no dedicated place to go to rest during or at the end of their shift.

The survey was sent to all 17 000 members of the college and received 3887 responses, a 23% response rate. It found …

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