We are writing to reaffirm our personal commitment to the process of Exception Reporting.
We have been encouraged by the professional and considered way in which many junior doctors have already submitted reports so far and we want to ensure that doctors do not feel inhibited or discouraged from submitting reports.
The Trust views the process as a positive mechanism for change to help improve both patient care and the well-being of junior doctors. You are therefore all encouraged to submit reports when you feel your hours of work have been excessive, or when educational opportunities are denied or when support or supervision may be lacking.
We are committed to promoting an open and reflective culture within the trust and wish to ensure that you all feel empowered to report and also have confidence that reports will be viewed in a positive manner and result in an effective outcome after discussion with your consultant supervisor.
If you have any concerns about the process then either the Director of Medical Education, Dr Linda Hacking or the Guardian of Safe Working Hours, Dr Chris Dunkley, will provide confidential support and advice.
Wendy Swift Prof Mark O'Donnell
Chief Executive Medical Director