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The European Leisure Time Directive

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 14 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:937
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    The European Working Time Directive, currently causing chaos in the NHS, puts a 48 hour limit on the working week. This is difficult for doctors as most of us warm up only after 48 hours. Indeed, we are starting to panic about how to fill the other 120. Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of the European Leisure Time Directive.

    Research has shown that leisure is beneficial to health and therefore, like …

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