Achieving the 48-hour weak for junior doctors

Deborah Kendall*, Yasmin Ahmed-Little, Darren Cousins, Howard Sunderland, Mark Johnston, Omar Najim

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In August 2007 NHS North West committed to delivering the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) 48-hour working week across the 38 trusts in the region, for all junior doctors in training, one year ahead of the national August 2009 deadline by recruiting a team of junior doctors to implement the project. This article will describe the management tools and techniques used in achieving this unique and ambitious task.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Health Care Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes


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