Health: Junior Doctors

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Lord Hanningfield Lord Hanningfield Shadow Minister, Transport

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the average lodging charge for non-resident junior doctors staying overnight in hospital for part of their shift.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

When a non-resident junior doctor is required to stay in hospital overnight as part of their on-call duties, accommodation is provided free of charge.

Junior doctors who are required to stay overnight in hospital to work on a full shift are expected to be working continuously throughout the shift, with the exception of natural breaks, and sleeping accommodation is not normally necessary. However, rest accommodation is provided free of charge.

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