The Scottish Herald reports:

JUNIOR doctors are having to work more than 90 hours a week in some Scottish hospitals despite European laws to tackle exhausting shift patterns that medics claim risk patient safety. 

An investigation has found young doctors routinely clock up more than 87 hours per week even though the UK has adopted rules that state staff should work no more than an average of 48 hours unless they choose to do so.

But rotas imposed by many health boards mean doctors are clocking on for an entire week of back-to-back shifts of at least 12 hours.

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