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Letters European Working Time Directive

Running out of time? Perhaps not

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 06 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1815
  1. Andrew F Goddard, EWTD lead1
  1. 1Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE
  1. andrew.goddard{at}

    Richards sums up the conflicting views on the European Working Time Directive.1

    Monthly returns from strategic health authorities seem to be at odds with the view from the medical frontline. The Department of Health is therefore working with the royal colleges to check the returns on an individual trust basis. The …

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