The European Working Time Directive, which reduces weekly hours from 56 to 48, will be introduced on 1 August.
The BMA argues that the cut in hours will make it difficult for junior doctors to get the experience that they need.
- a long-term focused expansion in consultant numbers,
- the reintroduction of training lists, which ensure that trainees assist with procedures which are suitable for their stage of training, for all junior doctors working in operative specialties,
- increased flexibility of training programmes so that doctors can take more time to progress, and,
- trust funding to free up consultant trainers to supervise junior doctors
- Do we need more consultants?
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