Junior doctors - 48-hour maximum working week (without averaging): expert working group report

This report was led on by Professor Philip Cachia to consider the challenges of the maximum 48 hour working week and provide recommendations for the Scottish Government to consider.

7. Acknowledgements:

I would like to thank all members of the working group for their diligence and commitment in taking forward this programme of work and for their willingness to explore different options for achieving the objectives set out in the Terms of Reference.

I would particularly like to thank Danny McQueen as the public partner on the group, for his many thoughtful observations and suggestions and for helping to keep us focussed on the core purpose.

Luke Yates and Lewis Hughes jointly undertook the literature review on evidence based interventions to reduce the risks associated with fatigue.

In addition, I would like to thank Alex Rice and Chris Sheridan, the Scottish Government/NES Clinical Leadership Fellows who participated in the work of the group from the beginning and who spent many hours developing and writing up different rota options for the group.

I would also like to thank Members of the Scottish Government Health Workforce Pay and Conditions team who provided support for the group, including Chris Raftery, Carolyn McKerracher, Pavel Stroev, Sandra Neil, and Jack Ashton.


Email: ceu@gov.scot

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