Letters Shifts and handovers

Make systems fit for purpose

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5320 (Published 29 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5320
  1. Aideen T O’Neill, foundation year 1 doctor1
  1. 1North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, UK
  1. aideen.oneill{at}gmail.com

    The results of the Blackburn urology out of hours admissions audit are worrying.1 However, just as worrying is the authors’ conclusion that reversing the changes in shift patterns is the only way to prevent serious consequences to patient care.

    The logic behind this …

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