The EDiT study

Project title

Evaluation of Doctors in Training: Impact on workforce well-being and patient care.

Funder

NHS R&D Service Delivery and Organisation Programme (SDO)

Project staff

Suzanne Mason (Principal Investigator), Reader in Emergency Medcine, Health Services Research
Tel no: 0114 222 0694

email : Suzanne Mason

Colin O'Keeffe (Project Manager), Health Services Research.
Tel no: 0114 2220780

email : Colin O'Keeffe

Dr Rachel O'Hara (Lecturer in Public Health),
Section of Public Health
Tel no: 0114 2220680

email : Rachel O'Hara

Dr Angela Carter (Occupational Psychologist),
Institute of Work Psychology
Tel no: 0114 2220729

email : Angela Carter

Dr Chris Stride (Statistician),
Institute of Work Psychology
Tel no: 0114 2223262

email : Chris Stride

Project objectives

Make recommendations for best practice regarding the implementation and delivery of Foundation training in acute NHS settings in order to optimise patient care.

  • Describe current arrangements for the delivery and implementation of Foundation
    training in England
  • Identify how Foundation training in EDs impacts on the well-being, motivation and job satisfaction of doctors in training
  • Evaluate how well-being and motivation of Foundation doctors in emergency departments (EDs) impacts on quality of patient care
  • Identify key measures of Foundation doctor well-being and motivation, which impact on quality of patient care and which underpin the development of a generic tool to monitor well-being and motivation during training
  • Make recommendations for best practice regarding the implementation and delivery of Foundation training in acute NHS settings in order to optimise patient care.