Engaging, supporting and valuing doctors in training: tackling work pressure


These case studies look at innovative solutions to tackle the pressure of work and rota gaps.

As a learning organisation, we'd be grateful for feedback, as well as suggestions of local good practice that could complement our case studies. Please email any feedback and examples to nhsi.medicaldirectorate@nhs.net using the subject line 'doctors in training'. 

Case studies reviewed by us

These case studies have been reviewed by our medical directorate and have an evaluated outcome.

Case study: promoting rest breaks and resources to improve sleep hygiene for junior doctors working nightshifts PDF, 359.8 KB

How Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust's teaching on strategies to improve sleep and cope with working nightshifts is integrated into mandatory junior doctor induction in the Evelina London Children's Hospital, and for every new foundation-programme doctor starting work in the trust.

Case study: innovative emergency medicine clinical fellow posts to improve job satisfaction and training PDF, 181.5 KB

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust resolved the problem of struggling to attract junior doctors to work in its emergency department.

Case studies submitted by our user community

These case studies have been sent to us by staff working in the NHS

Case study: Implementing protected clinical and training time for doctors through development of clinical assistant roles PDF, 313.2 KB

This example of workforce transformation shows how creating new roles led to improved training experience for junior doctors, financial savings from non-compliant rotas and better patient care.

Case study: electronic 'on-boarding' & improving induction PDF, 187.8 KB

An innovative and collaborative approach to induction for frequently rotating junior doctors and other staff which led to improved communications, better focus of content and a reduction in the time taken to get new staff up to speed.


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    • nhsi
    • 27 Jun '17

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