Survey showed most anaesthetists have no experience of shifts

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7014.1231b (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1231
  1. Trevor Pickersgill
  1. Senior house officer in neurorehabilitation Rookwood Hospital, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YN

    EDITOR,--Peter Mackenzie reports a survey of anaesthetists in training that asked about the new deal.1 This survey does no more than show junior doctors' apathy and misconceptions about the new deal in general and shift systems in particular. Less than a tenth of the respondents were working partial shifts, full shifts, or hybrid rotas, and only a quarter had had experience of them. This calls into question the validity of the opinions that are cited in the …

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