The implications of the European Working Time Directive in the medium and smaller sized craft specialties.

With implementation of the European Working Time Directive and the ‘New Deal’ the classic ‘on call’ system, is becoming a mythical beast. In the push to reduce actual working hours to 48 h by August 2009, innovative methods of providing acute cover have been implemented e.g. Hospital at Night, together with an expansion of junior doctors entering hospitals… (More)