Andrew Foster, human resources director of the NHS Confederation, is at the centre of a row with junior hospital doctors, who are furious at comments he made in the Financial Times, which implied that thousands of doctors were being deceitful about their hours of work. Mr Foster claimed that only a quarter of junior doctors were working 56 hours a week, but that now money is attached the numbers claiming to be working these hours was approaching 100 per cent. Dr Trevor Pickersgill, chair of the BMA junior doctors' committee, hit back, saying it was 'an outrageous slur on our professional integrity' and is demanding an apology.