NHS made to pay £250,000 in fines for making junior doctors work beyond their contracted hours The NHS has had to pay £250,000 in fines for making junior doctors work overtime, an investigation has revealed.
Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times, an average of 2.1 times per doctor, since 2015.
The figures come from the first analysis since the introduction of a controversial contract in 2016, which led to the first strike action by junior doctors in 40 years.
The true figure is likely to be higher, as some junior doctors revealed they were discouraged from reporting by senior staff over fears they would look inefficient. The Daily Mail