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Responsibility of Consultant On-call (Good Practice No. 8)

Published: 17/03/2009

This is the first edition of this guidance.

At present, the ideal standards for consultant labour ward and emergency gynaecological cover cannot be achieved. While permanent solutions are being sought, the RCOG is making recommendations for the interim period, to ensure that patients receive high-quality and safe care and to provide appropriate support for trainees. In this document, the term ‘trainee’ includes locums, staff grades and others in non-consultant posts.