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Senior paediatric specialist registrars' experience in management.
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PMID:  20547598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing focus on trainees acquiring management skills which form part of college curricula and the guidance provided by the General Medical Council in the UK. OBJECTIVE: To explore the managerial learning activities of senior paediatric specialist registrars (SpRs). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Questionnaire study; West Midlands region, UK; senior paediatric SpRs in the last 2 years of training. METHODS: A 17 item questionnaire was sent by post to all 45 paediatric SpRs in the last 2 years of training. A follow-up email was sent to non-responders. RESULTS: 87% (39/45) SpRs completed a questionnaire. All had participated in clinical managerial activities with 44% (17/39) doing >or=4 h per week. Popular activities were teaching and development of treatment guidelines. Non-clinical managerial experience, mainly rota management and teaching programme organisation, was limited with 64% (25/39) doing <or=30 min per week. 10% (4/39) SpRs had no experience. SpRs rated clinical and non-clinical management training as important, but only a third felt confident in managing projects or leading change. Factors which inhibited management learning were shift patterns and being too busy. CONCLUSIONS: It is essential that trainees put managerial competencies in their personal development plans and have support from their supervisors to put this plan into action, including allocated time for management training and learning. At a trainee's annual review of progress, management competencies need to be considered as well as clinical work as these are needed for a smooth transition to a consultant post.
Taruna Bindal; David Wall; Helen M Goodyear
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1469-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-15     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Alexandra Hospital, Woodrow Drive, Redditch B98 7UB, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Medical Staff, Hospital
Pediatrics / organization & administration*
Practice Management, Medical*
Professional Practice

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