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Letters European Working Time Directive

Junior doctors’ reaction to 48 hour limit

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1585
  1. Andrew R Thornley, lead, European Working Time Directive1,
  2. Peter Maguire, chairman2,
  3. Ram Moorthy, chairman1
  1. 1Junior Doctors Committee, BMA, London WC1H 9JP
  2. 2BMA Council Working Group on the European Working Time Directive, BMA
  1. andrew.thornley{at}

    In their editorial on the European Working Time Directive, Cairns et al incorrectly say that the SiMAP judgment applies to both resident and non-resident time on call when it specifically relates to time spent resident on call.1 2

    Junior doctors are justifiably …

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