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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Improving working lives

Improving working lives

(p.215) Chapter 24 Improving working lives
An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Andrew Rochford

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This chapter describes changes aimed at improving the working lives of doctors. The British Medical Association (BMA) negotiated a ‘New Deal’, which established a contractual limit for doctors-in-training of fifty-six hours worked per week from August 2003. The European Working Time Directive (EWTD) was created by the Council of the European Union in 1993, which defines minimum requirements in relation to working hours, rest periods, annual leave, and working arrangements for night workers. Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) was a major reform of postgraduate medical training, devised to improve the quality of patient care through better education and training for doctors.

Keywords:   European Working Time Directive, New Deal, doctors, NHS, Modernising Medical Careers, medical training, patient care, training

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