‘On-Call’: Just what are the juniors up to?: P019


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Abstract

Aim:Streamline training is essential for surgeons to ensure basic standards are met within European working time directive (EWTD). ‘On-Call’ duties remain an integral part of surgical training in addition to serviceprovision. This pilot study investigates pattern of work activities amongst surgical trainees in a district hospital serving a population of approximately 300 000.Method:Proformas wereprospectively completed by on-call foundation year-1 (FY1) doctors and Resident Surgical officers (RSO) for 28 consecutive days in November 2008. Information relating their activities was tabulated and compared.Results:30/76 (39.5%) and 30/56 (53.6%) completed forms were returned for FY1 and RSO respectively.Conclusion:Thepreliminary data suggests that night doctors tend to engage in more administrative tasks. Both day and night doctors receive goodproportion of training opportunities; however, theatre exposure can be improved further for RSO.

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