Letters Risks of working time directive

Shorter shifts and more frequent handover

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4858 (Published 07 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4858
  1. Aditya Manjunath, CT2 urology1,
  2. Shalom J Srirangam, consultant urologist1
  1. 1Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn BB2 3HH
  1. aditya.m{at}doctors.org.uk

    Surgeons claim that the working time directive puts patients’ lives at risk.1 Hospital trusts’ requirement to provide 24 hour acute patient care under the European Working Time Directive and the 48 hour working week has resulted in many junior doctors working more …

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