CPME Rapporteur on Working Time: Prof. Dr Frank-Ulrich MONTGOMERY (DE)

CPME Secretariat: Ms Sarada DAS

Doctors’ working conditions have a direct impact on patient safety and quality of care. Therefore it is necessary to ensure that the labour laws affecting doctors adequately ensure high standards of safety.  One of the central laws in this context is the European Working Time Directive 2003/88/EC. CPME continuously reaffirms the essential need for the organisation of doctors’ working time to be driven by the objective of attaining the highest possible levels of safety and to be implemented fully in all Member States. CPME is committed to being a pro-active partner in this process, for the benefit of the health and safety of both doctors and patients in Europe.

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