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Wednesday 19 June 2019
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Junior doctors working longer hours

The British Medical Association (BMA) has said staff vacancies mean junior doctors often come under pressure to work extra hours without pay.

Almost a third (29%) of 432 trainee doctors questioned said they are currently working on a rota with at least one vacancy.

The BMA said doctors had told it anecdotally they were forced to work extra hours, often without pay.

But the Department of Health said the problem was not widespread and it was working on solutions.