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Letters Safety and the flying doctor

Not just about working hours

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:345
  1. Jonathan R Benger, consultant in emergency medicine
  1. 1United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Bristol BS1 3NU
  1. Jonathan.Benger{at}

    Cappuccio and Lockley are over-simplifying a complex situation.1 Since the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) was introduced, consistent concerns have been raised regarding the reduced time that is available for training junior doctors, and the effect that this will have on both clinical experience and quality of care.2 Of particular note, the 2007 National Confidential Enquiry …

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