Making the weekend work: a local quality improvement project to establish and improve the quality of weekend handover
WHERE THIS HAPPENED: Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Problem Frimley Park Hospital is a 750-bed National Health Service hospital in Surrey, near the Berkshire and Hampshire county borders. The Trauma and Orthopaedics (T&O) department consists of approximately 25 consultants, shared between six teams of specialty trainees, core trainees and foundation year one doctors.
As newly qualified doctors, we anticipated some jobs to be time consuming initially, which would improve as we adjusted to the role. However, as time went on, the weekend handover process became a repetitive issue.
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