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Working time: Doctors' on-call time at work was "working time"

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    Sindicato de Médicos de Asistencia Pública (SIMAP) v Conselleria de Sanidad y Consumo de la Generalidad Valenciana [2000] IRLR 845 ECJ (0 other reports)

In Sindicato de Médicos de Asistencia Pública (Simap) v Conselleria de Sanidad y Consumo de la Generalidad Valenciana 3.10.00 European Court of Justice, the ECJ rules that all of the time spent on call by teams of doctors providing primary care at health centres was "working time", within the meaning of the EC Working Time Directive, if they were required to be at the health centres. But if they merely had to be contactable at all times when on call, only time linked to the actual provision of primary healthcare was "working time".