Letters European Working Time Directive

Perplexing views on working time directive

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1588 (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1588
  1. Stephen M F Saunders, consultant general surgeon1
  1. 1Barnet Hospital, Barnet EN5 3DJ
  1. smfsaunders{at}nhs.net

    The editorial on the European Working Time Directive was one sided, inaccurate, and at odds with a similar article published in BMJ Career Focus two months previously.1 2

    Doctors have always been paid a basic salary for a 40 hour week or 10 sessions. In 2002 pay …

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