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Letters Training surgeons

EWTD in the European capital

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 01 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5141
  1. Ashok K Bohra, consultant surgeon1
  1. 1Dudley DY1 2HQ
  1. bohraashok2002{at}

    The European Working Time Directive (EWTD) has had a major effect on the NHS, and Goddard notes that the Department of Health has funded trusts to support the directive.1 The greatest impact on training has been with surgical specialties, where it is important to spend time learning the skills hands-on.

    On a recent visit to Belgium, …

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