Underworked docs in the UK
An article in the Daily Telegraph, Britain will need to hire thousands more â€œjuniorâ€ doctors due to European Union work restrictions. The docs can currently work 58 hours per week, but an EU directive will compel a drop to 56 hours in 2007 and 48 hours in 2009. What’s more, time on call must be counted in the total.
There’s such a thing as a doctor working too many hours, but this is ridiculous.October 11, 2006