17 May 2019
In conjunction with NHS Employers, we have introduced the new work schedule for Internal Medicine stage 1 training.
The schedule is designed to help employers plan and deliver clinical services alongside training programmes in a way that is safe for both doctors and patients. Employers (or host organisations) are responsible for preparing a work schedule for each post that contains two sections: generic and personalised.
The schedule sets out the intended learning outcomes (mapped to the educational curriculum), the scheduled duties of the doctor, time for quality improvement, research and patient safety activities, periods of formal study (other than study leave), and the number and distribution of hours for which the doctor is contracted.
Work schedules are a contractual requirement in England and, although not required by the devolved nations at present, could be considered as good practice.
Schedules for posts beginning in August must be completed by 12 June 2019.