Accident and Emergency Services: Manpower

Health written question – answered on 26th February 2009.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the EU Working Time Directive on staffing and medical cover in (a) accident and emergency departments and (b) urgent care centres.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

This information is not collected centrally. It is the responsibility of local employers to implement working time directive as part of their health and safety obligations.

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