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

Bates, Tom, Cecil, E., 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. (doi:10.1308/147363507X177045) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:23627)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1308/147363507X177045
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > School of Education
Funders: Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (
Depositing User: Bates Tom
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:20 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:40 UTC
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