According to a survey conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC), about 1 in every 10 junior doctors is concerned about the safety of patients at their training places.
They said that patient safety might be compromised in accident and emergency wards where doctors have to work at speed and are under pressure. The survey by GMC also found that almost 8,000 junior doctors were forced to open with clinical problems that are beyond their competence or experience.
About a fourth of the 51,000 training doctors said that they were concerned about the handover arrangements that ensure continuity of care to the patients when the shifts change. About 21.4 per cent said that the handover arrangements were informal and 1.8 per cent said there were no handover arrangements.
The results ensured that trainee doctors across the UK are reporting an increase with training is continuing to increase. The GMC has said that it is early to determine the conclusion from the survey and will analyze the survey results in detail before it comes out with any conclusion.
GMC chief executive Niall Dickson said, "Trainee doctors are delivering much of the frontline care to NHS patients. Making sure they are properly supported and supervised is vital for patient safety as well as for effective training."
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