Letters Training surgeons

Reorganise out of hours rotas

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5139 (Published 01 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5139
  1. Simon Paterson-Brown, consultant general and upper gastrointestinal surgeon1
  1. 1Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4SA
  1. simon.paterson-brown{at}luht.scot.nhs.uk

    The editorial by Pounder,1 the article by Purcell Jackson and Tarpley,2 and the Editor’s Choice3 on working time regulations for trainees, particularly surgical trainees, raise several important issues. More flexibility is needed in “interpreting” the average weekly hours worked and craft specialties will require more training …

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