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Children’s and maternity services in 2009: working time solutions

This was a joint project with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

Aims

This project was developed to assess the impact of the implementation of the EU Working Time Directive and to explore possible solutions, specifically to ensure patient safety wasn’t compromised and that postgraduate training could be delivered effectively. Maternity and paediatric services faced particular difficulties owing to the need to have specialty-specific clinical skills immediately available 24/7.

Outputs

  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Children’s and maternity services in 2009: working time solutions. London: RCOG; 2008.
  • Dunlop W. Children’s and maternity services in 2009: working time solutions: working in partnership with the National Workforce Projects: Annual Conference. London, July 2008.