Hospital specialists want fewer hours

Half of all hospital-based specialists would like to reduce their working hours but very few are successful at reaching this goal, research shows.

Specialists and specialist registrars were the most keen to reduce their hours, with hospital-based non-specialists appearing the most satisfied with their working hours, the survey of over 6,000 doctors found.

Doctors in their mid-fifties and female doctors had the greatest desire to reduce their hours, with those who reported good health or