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Letters European Working Time Directive

Trusts are already developing solutions to directive

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1586
  1. Alistair Flowerdew, medical director1
  1. 1Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury SP2 8BJ
  1. alistair.flowerdew{at}

    Widespread anxieties about the effects of the European Working Time Directive on service, safety, and training do not justify the retrograde proposals suggested by Cairns et al.1

    Many trusts are developing solutions that will address all three aspects simultaneously. The royal colleges are working collaboratively …

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