Emergency service under threat from working time directiveBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7408.184-d (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:184
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Emergency services could be forced to shut next autumn if trusts fail to overhaul the way units are run to cope with a drop in junior doctors' hours, the BMA has warned.
Under the European working time directive junior doctors will not be allowed to work more than 58 hours a week from next August—14 hours less than the current 72 hours a week. A further reduction to 48 hours a week will be gradually introduced over the …