The role of Guardian of Safe Working hours was introduced to support the implementation and maintenance of the new (2016) national contract for Doctors in Training and provides an independent oversight of working hours and education / training. The process of exception reporting provides data on trainees’ working hours and can be used to record safety concerns related to these and rota gaps. It is aimed at improving trainee welfare – and patient care & safety and has the potential to be a real driver for change in the short and long term. In addition exception reporting can be used to identify missed training opportunities. The guardian provides a written report to the Board of Directors every 3 months and an annual report is sent to the GMC, CQC & NHSE.
Guardian of Safe Working (CUH)
Dr Jane MacDougall
Guardian of Safe Working Administrator (CUH)
A quick reference guide to exception reporting for trainees and a guide for How to exception report are available at the bottom of this page.