With the introduction of the European Working Time Directive, which will severely limit the hours in the working week, it is more important than ever that doctors improve their personal effectiveness and time management skills. This interactive book will enable you to focus on what activities are needlessly taking up your time and what steps you can take to manage your time better. By taking the time to read through, complete the exercises and follow the advice contained within this book you will begin to understand where your time is being needlessly wasted, discover how to be more assertive and learn how to say `No', set yourself priorities and stick to them, learn how to complete tasks more efficiently and plan better so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy. In recent years, with the introduction of the NHS Plan and Lord Darzi's commitment to improve the quality of healthcare provision, there is a need for doctors to become more effective within their working environment. This book will offer you the chance to re-gain some clarity on how you actually spend your time and give you the impetus to ensure you achieve the tasks and goals important to you.