DH criticises 'clearly unsatisfactory' European working time directive

EU laws brought in to improve patient safety and the working lives of doctors “failed spectacularly”, according to surgeons.

The Department of Health will take a “robust approach” to revising the “clearly unsatisfactory” European working time directive as it applies to the NHS.

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