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Hospitals struggle to fill rotas

23rd February 2010

The results of a BMA survey of more than 1,500 junior doctors have revealed that 40% carry out their work on 'understaffed rotas' because of the introduction of the European Working Time Directive.

Dr Shree Datta, chair of the BMA’s Junior Doctor Committee, said; "Given that inadequate staffing levels have been identified as a major factor in the delivery of substandard care - it is essential for patient safety that this problem is taken seriously. Clearly many hospitals are struggling to cope with the introduction of the 48-hour week. Hospitals need to look more closely at how they organise their rotas."


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