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“Tomorrow’s Doctors” - health and safety in medical education. Chris Taylor Health and Safety Executive. Background: . medical staff are exposed to risks at work (violence, manual handling, stress, infections) they often manage staff exposed to the same risks

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“Tomorrow’s Doctors” - health and safety in medical education

Chris TaylorHealth and Safety Executive


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Background:

  • medical staff are exposed to risks at work (violence, manual handling, stress, infections)

  • they often manage staff exposed to the same risks

  • they generally receive no training in occupational health and safety


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Background

  • Health Services Advisory Committee

    • Aim - to ensure doctors are engaged in health and safety (h&s)

  • HSC program on risk education

    • professions where safety is critical


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Objectives

  • To persuade the General Medical Council that H&S awareness should be a part of undergraduate medical training

  • To produce guidance on what H&S topicsshould be included in the undergraduate medical syllabus


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Strategy 1 - preparation

  • Find some sympathetic doctors - eg occupational health physicians and safety managers from the medical schools

  • Find examples of existing good practice- eg University of Wales “professional development” days


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Strategy 2 - timing

  • The GMC was planning to revise “Tomorrow’s Doctor” in 2001

  • Government Initiative on clinical risk management (patient safety) created a good opportunity

  • Concern among young doctors about occupational risks (eg stress, hepatitis)


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Strategy 3 - tactics

  • Contact Heads of Medical Schools

    • to agree an approach

    • avoid concerns or hostility

  • Then GMC Education Committee

    • involving the sympathetic doctors from the medical schools


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Progress 2001

  • GMC agreed to add h&S objectives to tomorrow’ doctor

  • Joint Working Group between HSAC and the Council for Medical Schools:

    • drafted objectives for GMC; and

    • outline Guidance for Medical Schools


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Progress 2002

  • The latest draft of tomorrow’s doctors was produced in January 2002.

  • It contains the following objectives:


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Tomorrow’s Doctors 2002

  • ‘‘The graduate must recognise the duty to protect patients by taking action if a colleague's health, performance or conduct is putting the patient at risk’’


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Tomorrow’s Doctors 2002

  • Graduates must be able to take account of the principles of risk management when they practise.


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Tomorrow’s Doctors 2002

  • Graduates must be aware of current developments and guiding principles in the NHS, for example:

  • Clinical governance

  • The significance of health and safety

  • Risk assessment and management

  • The importance of teamworking


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Tomorrow’s Doctors 2002

  • Students must have opportunities to practise communicating in a variety of media ….. There should also be guidance about how to cope in difficult circumstances, for example:

  • Dealing with difficult and violent patients.


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Tomorrow’s Doctors 2002

  • “the graduate must be aware of the importance of their own health*, and its effect on his or her ability to practise as a doctor” (*and the common health risks arising from healthcare)


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Tomorrow’s Doctors- next steps

  • Agreeing the final changes with the GMC

  • Developing the detailed guidance for Medical Schools

  • Monitoring Implementation

  • Looking into Post-graduate training


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Tomorrow’s Doctors - Lessons

  • Demands on undergraduate time

  • Timing is critical

  • Profession has to be ready to accept change

  • It can be done!


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