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European Commission looking to cut junior doctors' hours

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7102.205e (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:205
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The weekly working hours of thousands of doctors in training could be reduced under plans being considered by the European Commission.

    The commission is currently canvassing the degree of support for extending existing European Union rules that stipulate a maximum 48 hour week to the small group of professions that was originally excluded from the legislation when it was adopted in 1993.

    According to the social affairs commissioner, Padraig Flynn: “The exclusion of certain categories of workers from …

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