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Guardian of Safe Working Hours

I hope you find this page useful to get updates on what's happening within ASPH in respect to my role of Guardian of Safe working (GoSW) - both for trainees and trainers.

There are links on our intranet to the DRS-4 Exception reporting system so you can log ERs along with the ability to contact me directly or book in to see me if you have any questions or concerns (via Gold Mendel-Idowu). I am keen to hear from you all - both about safe working issues but also with ideas of how to disburse the fine monies that have been accumulated thus far.

I will aim to give an update on a monthly basis with a summary of what has been going on within the Trust and will post the minutes of our Forum of Trainee Safe Working (FTSW) along with the dates of forthcoming meetings. I am always looking for trainees to attend these meetings - it is vital that you attend to ensure your opinions are voiced and heard. I will also post the Quarterly and Annual GoSW Board reports once they have been presented to the Trust Board.

Since the GoSW post started in Summer 2016 and with a large proportion of trainees now on the new 2016 contract this new role has already had hugely beneficial effects within ASPH. Notable so far has been a significant change to the medical FY1 on-call rota with more rest time and reorganisation onto a night time shift - that has been received very favourably by all.

Such changes have come about by you as trainees using the ER system productively and professionally and the engagement and reactivity of the GoSW team - which includes myself, Kate Clarke, Gold Mendel-Idowu and Heather Whittaker. As a team we meet regularly with Dr David Fluck, ASPH Medical Director, who has been a great supporter of the GoSW process since its inception within ASPH.

Now we are in the Summer we look forward to a large number of new trainees starting within the Trust in August and the remainder of trainees coming onto the new contract through until October 2017. With your support we will continue to make ASPH a fantastic and safe place to work for all of our trainee doctors.

Paul Murray MA, MD, FRCP
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Guardian of Safe Working & TPD HEKSS

About the Trust

We are the largest provider of acute hospital services in Surrey, serving a population of more than 380,000 people in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond.

Ashford Hospital

Ashford Hospital is situated on the A30 to the west of London, close to the junction 13 of the M25 and Heathrow Airport.

London Road, Ashford,
Surrey, TW15 3AA

Switchboard: 01784 884488

St Peter's Hospital

St. Peterís Hospital, Chertsey is situated in parkland between Woking and Chertsey near junction 11 of the M25.

Guildford Road, Chertsey,
Surrey, KT16 0PZ

Switchboard: 01932 872000