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Government commits £10m to doctors’ rest facilities

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 16 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2233
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

All hospital trusts in England will receive £30 000 from the government to expand and improve their rest spaces for doctors, and hospitals in the greatest need will receive extra support, the BMA has said.

Patient care was being placed at risk, the association said, if doctors providing care around the clock did not have somewhere to rest.

The Department of Health and Social Care has now confirmed that 92 trusts in England will receive £30 000 in 2019-20 to help improve facilities, and 122 trusts defined as having a greater need will each …

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