Statutory Instruments

The European Communities (Organisation of Working Time) (Activities of Doctors in Training) Regulations 2004

These Regulations implement those provisions of Directive 2000/34/EC2 of the European Parliament and of the Council which bring the activities of doctors in training within the scope of Council Directive 93/104/EC1 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time

These Regulations prescribe maximum hours of work and minimum hours of rest for those persons engaged in the activities of doctors in training. Between 1 August 2004 and 31 July 2007, an employer cannot require a person engaged in the activities of doctors in training to work for more than 58 hours a week, averaged over a maximum 12 month reference period. Between 1 August 2007 and 31 July 2009, an employer cannot require such a person to work for more than 56 hours a week, averaged over a maximum 6 month reference period. A 48-hour average working week is due to be introduced from 1 August 2009

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