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Junior doctors look forward to shorter hours

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 28 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1473
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The European Commission has proposed that junior hospital doctors should be included in the directive on working time, which potentially limits their hours to an average of 48 a week.

    If the Council of Ministers, which is due to meet on 2 December, endorses the proposal junior doctors would qualify for a rest period of 24 hours every week, 11 hours' consecutive rest each day, and …

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