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2008-08-06 15:00:56

By Gareth Rose HEALTH chiefs plan to stage a recruitment drive to ease pressure on overworked junior transplant doctors in the Lothians. The group are among the hardest working medics in the country putting in up to 57 hours a week - slightly higher than the 56-hour target.

2008-08-04 12:00:31

FOR generations, Britain's junior doctors were synonymous with exploitation and overwork. To deliver its services, the National Health Service relied on them working up to 100 hours a week. It is self-evident that this put both doctors and their patients at risk.

2008-07-05 09:00:23

By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent AROUND 1,000 more consultants are needed in Scotland to improve outcomes for patients, the leader of the country's doctors has told The Scotsman.

2008-07-02 06:01:01

RESEARCHERS at Warwick Medical School have found that reducing the hours of junior doctors does not compromise patients' safety Their study found it could even dramatically cut mistakes on wards.

2005-06-16 10:55:00

The European working time directive may put doctors' and patients' lives at risk, warn experts in this week's BMJ.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.