The BMA Cymru Wales blog has moved

You should be automatically redirected in 6 seconds. If not, visit
and update your bookmarks.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

EWTD highlights the growing need for BMA Cymru Wales’ Option 7 Campaign

This Sunday Times article just goes to show how important and timely BMA Cymru Wales’ Option 7 Campaign is. Although this article refers to Scotland, the situation is more than likely being replicated in other parts of the UK. The Option 7 Campaign (named after the option on the BMA hotline) was originally set up because we were hearing of instances of intimidation/harassment/bullying of junior doctors before the introduction of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) and chances are this has just exacerbated things. EWTD stipulates that juniors must not work more than 48 hours a week, but there are of course easy ways to get around this legislation, such as juniors being told to under report the amount of hours they are clocking up in any given week.

The European Commission must do more than “threaten” to investigate these allegations highlighted in The Sunday Times, it has a duty to do so, for the safety of both patients and NHS staff.

Junior doctors in Wales can also report their concerns to the BMA and they don’t need be a member to do so. Any information given will be kept completely confidential. Help us to help juniors by ringing the BMA on 0300 123 123 3 and select option seven.

Show your support for the Option 7 Campaign on facebook too, by joining one of our groups, follow the links below.

BMA Cymru Wales Option 7 Campaign facebook group

BMA Cymru Wales Option 7 Campaign Supporters of junior doctors facebook group

No comments:

Post a Comment

What do you think? Leave your comment on this post.