Posts Tagged ‘WTD’

Reaction: strike balance between care and training

The government has accepted the recommendations of an independent taskforce into allowing doctors to work and train more flexibly than the Working Time Rul...

Time to split service and training for juniors

Significant changes will be considered so doctors can overcome the restrictions of the European Working Time Regulations to train and work more flexibly, t...

We can work together to improve doctors’ lives

The Scottish government has committed to ending the practice of rostering junior doctors for seven full night shifts in a row. There is a growing body of...

Scottish government tackles night shift work

Junior doctors in Scotland will no longer have to work seven night shifts in a row under new government guidelines. Health boards have been told to phase ...

Sector response to EWTD taskforce report

A new report suggests that the European Working Time Regulations have compromised junior doctors' training. Here's the reaction: Professor Norman Williams...

EWTD damaging juniors’ training in surgery

The implementation of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) in the NHS has had an adverse impact on the training in certain specialities, including su...

Taskforce to assess impact of EWTD on NHS

An independent taskforce has been set up to investigate the implementation of the Working Time Directive and its impact on the NHS and health profession...

New contract needed to lower working hours

Junior doctors continue to be concerned over long work hours and poor handover arrangements for patients before and after night duty, research reveals. Th...

Improving surgical care at weekends and evenings

A study by researchers from Imperial College London suggests that there is a higher risk of death for patients who have elective surgery later in the week ...

Juniors might accept some hours flexibility

Some flexibility in trainee working hours could be acceptable although scrapping the European Working Time Regulations (EWTR) completely would not be an op...

“Current surgical trainees will be less skilled”

The majority of surgical trainees are unhappy with the quality of their training, a study has revealed. Seven in ten of the 310 trainees of all grades who...