Legislation on Doctors Working Hours and Conditions
New Deal DocumentationAL(MD)4/03: changes to backpay for doctors whose banding increases, and banding for SpRs and PRHOs in general practice.
HSC 2003/01: Protecting staff; delivering services: implementing the European Working Time Directive for doctors in training
HSC 2000/036: Living and Working Conditions for hospital doctors in training
AL(MD) 1/2001: The key document for New Deal, with details of all banding and pay protection arrangements
HSC 1998/240: Reducing junior doctors' hours continuing action to meet new deal standards rest periods and working arrangements, improving catering and accommodation for juniors, other action points.
Junior Doctors' terms and conditions - NHS Employers page. The NHS Employers interpretation of pay protection document can be accessed from that page - it is at the top of the right hand column.
The European Working Time DirectiveFull Text
The European Commission has released its proposals for revisions to the European Working Time Directive, though even if agreed these would not take effect before January 2006.
European Commission proposals for revision of EWTD
The proposals include:
* Inactive on call time not to count as work
* Compensatory rest to be given within 72 hours
* Restriction of opt-out to 65 hours per week
* Reference period remains at 4 months but member states can in some circumstances extend that to up to 12 months.
Summary: What the proposals mean for the NHS
Working Time Regulations 1998WT (Amendment) Regs 2001
DTI guidance on the Working Time Regulations
SiMAP RulingFull Text of Judgement
Department of Health Summary
Legal Summary (Thompsons)
Jaeger RulingFull Text of Judgement
Department of Health Information
Dellas RulingFull Text of Judgement
Legal Summary (LexisNexis via medical-journals.com)
General Legal AdviceRoyal College of Physicians: Current legal opinion on EWTD
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