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HSC 1998/240: Reducing junior doctors' hours continuing action to meet new deal standards rest periods and working arrangements, improving catering and accommodation for juniors, other action points

  • Document type:
    Health Service Circular
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    23 November 1998
  • Primary audience:
    Professionals
  • Gateway reference:
    1998
  • Series number:
    HSC(1998)240
  • Pages:
    18
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown copyright

This circular provides guidelines for trusts and other signatories to the New Deal for Junior Doctors on the consistent interpretation of acceptable standards on juniors' working hours and living conditions. It sets out further points for trusts to action in making progress towards New Deal accreditation. Includes Annex A: The new deal: summary of hours' controls; Annex B: Rest periods and working arrangements; Annex B, Appendix 1: Summary of rest periods; Annex C: Non-standard working arrangements: twenty four hour partial shift duty periods; Annex D: Hybrid work; Annex E: Improving catering and accommodation for junior doctors and Annex F: Taskforce chairmen and contact points.

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