Make working time rules less rigid

SAVE ITEM
clock

17 / 3 / 2015 3.06pm

The NHS European Office has told European decision makers how they think working time rules should change in future.

In their response to the European Commission’s consultation on possible changes to the Working Time Directive (WTD) they suggest the directive should focus on the fundamental principle of ensuring workers are safe and fit to work, rather than trying to prescribe detailed laws at European level to cover every eventuality.

In particular, delivery of round the clock services, continuity of care for patients and the training needs of doctors would benefit from more flexible rules about when doctors take periods of rest, and the details about working patterns and the timing of rest should be decided at national level.

Read a summary of the European Office’s response.

Latest Tweets

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Employers

  • A personalised website
    Manage your profile and select topics of interest to you
  • Access your dashboard
    Bookmark useful content to help you quickly find what you're looking for
  • Get involved
    Contribute to our Talking Points discussions, comment on and rate our webpages
  • Keep up to date
    Receive the latest newsletters and media summaries

Sounds great, what next?

Register Now

Not now, I will register later

Log In