Guardians of Safe Working
Our Guardians of Safe Working monitor arrangements for our trainees under the 2016 junior doctor contract.
Guardians of Safe Working
Lead Employer would like to remind trainees of the role of our two guardians of safe working, who are responsible for monitoring arrangements under the 2016 junior doctor contract.
Exception reporting provides a mechanism to inform StHK as your employer and also to inform your host organisation if your day to day work varies significantly and/ or regularly from your work schedule.
When you are on placement in a hospital trust you will be notified of your GOSW at your local induction.
Mr Michael Chadwick is the designated Guardian for StHK and overarching Guardian for our Lead Employer in relation to speciality trainees working in acute trusts and other organisations with 10 or more trainees.
Exception reports which initially go to local trust Guardians can be escalated to Mr Chadwick.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 0151 280 4383
Dr Peter Arthur
Dr Peter Arthur is the designated Guardian for trainees in GP Practice, Public Health and host trusts with less than 10 trainees and hospices.
email@example.com / 0151 290 4471
For trainees who fall under the remit of Dr Arthur, you will receive separate login details for the Lead Employer allocate system in order to submit exception reports, if necessary. If you do not receive this information within four weeks of commencement of your training programme, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org
Champions of Flexible Working
HEE is committed to providing junior doctors who wish to transition to LTFT training with the necessary advice and assistance to ensure the process is relatively seamless, while at the same time also support those trainees who have already transitioned to LTFT training.
This has led to the introduction of the role of LTFT Trust Champions in each trust.
These champions will have an overview of all LTFT trainees within their trust and will be available to advise and assist any trainee within that trust regardless of grade and specialty on any concerns they have over the LTFT process and the LTFT experience. This role is designed to improve existing support for LTFT training rather than replace existing support to individual trainees.
You can find a list of the Champions of Flexible Working via region below:
Junior Doctor’s forum
The junior doctor’s forum primarily represents trainees in addressing concerns pertaining to work conditions, education and training, supporting the work of the Guardian of Safe Working in ensuring that junior doctors’ working hours and conditions are effectively monitored and their contractual rights upheld.
The forum is an opportunity for junior doctors of all grades to come together locally and work together to ensure their colleague’s views and concerns are represented to management, and to share knowledge and ideas about improving their working lives.
The next Junior Doctors forums for GP Trainees will take place on the following dates via Teams:
|East of England, Thames Valley and Palliative Care||Monday 1st March
1pm – 2pm
|North West||Monday 8th March
1pm – 2pm
|East Midlands and West Midlands||Monday 8th March
|East of England, Thames Valley and Palliative Care||Monday 24th May
|North West||Monday 7th June
|East Midlands and West Midlands||Monday 7th June
|East of England, Thames Valley and Palliative Care||Monday 23rd August
|North West||Monday 23rd August
|East Midlands and West Midlands||Monday 23rd August
|East of England, Thames Valley and Palliative Care||Monday 6th December
|North West||Monday 13th December
|East Midlands and West Midlands||Monday 13th December
You will receive a Teams link from the Guardian of Safe Working prior to the event, which will permit you to join your appointed time slot.
If you have any further questions about the forum, or do not receive your log-in details for the JDF, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com
If you would like more information on the JDFs that took place throughout 2020, please click here.
Below, Peter Arthur talks more about his role as the Guardian and the importance of Exception Reporting:
Guardians of Safe Working reports
Below are our Guardian of Safe Working reports for the past twelve months
The timetable for Guardian of Safe Working publications is:
|Workforce Council||Period covered|
|September||April to June|
|November||July to September|
|March||October to December|
|May||January to March|