New investment in rest facilities for doctors

THE Department for Health and Social care has announced it will invest £10m in improving doctors' rest facilities.

A total of 92 trusts in England will receive £30 000 in 2019-20 to help improve facilities, with 122 trusts defined as having a greater each receiving £60 833.

Health Education England has welcomed this initiative which it says will improve the working lives of trainees. Professor Sheona MacLeod, Deputy Medical Director for Education Reform at HEE said: "It is vital that doctors in training have access to appropriate facilities which provide them with somewhere to rest or take a break from their busy shifts and is something that we highlighted in our NHS Staff and Learners' Mental Wellbeing Commission, which was launched earlier this year".

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