European Working Time Directive

European Working Time Directive

The main points relevant to FY2s and GPSTs working in General Practice are:

  • An average of 48 hours working time each week, measured over a reference period of 26 weeks
  • 11 hours continuous rest in 24 hours
  • 24 hours continuous rest in 7 days (or 48 hrs in 14 days)
  • A 20 minute break in work periods over 6 hours

See the links and documents below for specific advice.