Doctors: Working Hours

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th July 2019.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of doctors who have taken on additional responsibilities within their working hours as a result of gaps in staff rotas.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

There has been no recent estimate made by the Government because work schedules for junior doctors and job planning for consultants and specialty doctors are a matter for individual hospital trusts.

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