The Effect of the EWTD on Training in General Surgery: An Analysis of Electronic Logbook Records.

Bates, T. and Cecil, E. and Greene, I. (2007) The Effect of the EWTD on Training in General Surgery: An Analysis of Electronic Logbook Records. Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 89 (3). pp. 106-109. ISSN 1473-6357. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

The introduction of time-limited surgical training in the UK in 1994 following the Calman report raised concerns over the hands-on experience of trainees, heightened by the hours reduction demanded by the New Deal. From 1994, junior doctors' on-duty hours of work for hard-pressed posts were targeted to a limit of 56 hours but SpRs were allowed a voluntary extension from 73 on-duty hours to a maximum of 83 hours per week. By 1995 concern was being expressed at the reduction in training time and continuity of patient care and although calls for more targeted training were made, evidence of a negative impact on training has continued to surface.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Professional Practice
Depositing User: Tom Bates
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:20
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 10:29
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23627 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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