Posts Tagged ‘WTD’

Study reveals that training harmed by EWTR

Researchers have produced the first objective evidence to show that training opportunities and operative experience are being lost in trauma and orthop...

MPs debate negative impact of the EWTR

The shortcomings of the European Working Time Regulations that restrict junior doctors to a 48-hour week were once again highlighted by MPs in a debate. I...

“EU laws having unintended consequences in NHS”

Two royal college presidents wrote a letter to The Telegraph this week calling for changes to the Working Time Regulations and the language testing of over...

Working time rules need “urgent” changes

The European Working Time Regulations require "urgent and common sense" changes if they are to reflect the modern working arrangements of the NHS. These a...

Juniors question feedback and supervision

Nearly a quarter of trainee doctors report that on a regular basis they are forced to cope with challenges for which they feel inadequately prepared, a sur...

EWTD: change likely to be too little too late

Two years since its full implementation, the European Working Time Directive continues to be seen as one of the main culprits in the disintegration of clin...

English NHS stops monitoring trainee work hours

The NHS in England has no national or regional oversight of whether junior doctors’ rotas are compliant with the 48 hours a week limit stipulated by Euro...

Toolkit launched to improve clinical handover

A toolkit has been launched providing a framework for standardisation of clinical handover practice by the Royal College of Physicians. Poor handover b...

Locum consultants must be qualified, RCS says

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned trusts not to fill locum consultant positions with doctors ineligible to be called a consultant. It blames the Eu...

RCP’s view on improving the working time regulations

The Royal College of Surgeons, the NHS Confederation and the BMA have all called for changes to the compensatory rest aspect of the working time regulation...

Scotland producing poorly trained doctors

The Scottish government has to take urgent action if it is to avoid creating a generation of inadequately trained doctors and compromising patient safety. ...