Training junior doctors
The Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust needed to reconcile the needs of clinical training for junior doctors and the
requirements of the EU Working Time Regulations. The Trust collaborated with the University of Plymouth on this Knowledge Transfer Partnership project which aimed to provide analytical and decision support to senior Trust management.
The KTP Associate established a baseline of training practices, developed a Training/Service Continuum, and highlighted the balance of education and service for junior doctors. She was influential in leading the local Medical Workforce Skills Mix Analysis group, and results from this work led to a successful bid for £106k from the Strategic Change Fund to pilot new ways of working. The Associate also developed spreadsheets and systems dynamics models to investigate the impact of change to junior doctor’s activity, enabling management to experiment with different future scenarios.