Letters India for surgical experience

Better to modify the EWTD than go to India for surgical experience

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7382 (Published 06 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7382
  1. Alison Luther, core trainee year 2, general surgery1,
  2. Colin Hart, surgical registrar1,
  3. Christopher Mann, surgical registrar1
  1. 1Northampton General Hospital, Northampton NN1 5BD, UK
  1. alison_luther{at}hotmail.com

The introduction of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) means that new generations of surgeons will not have had access to the hours in theatre that their seniors did.1 This may lead to consultants having less experience or training taking longer.2 But is moving a portion of …

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