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Education and training in the paediatric senior house officer grade: analysis of RCPCH hospital/child health visits reports, 1997–2001
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    Education and training in the paediatric senior house officer grade
    • Claire P Smith, Officer for General Professional Training, RCPCH
    • Other Contributors:
      • Janet Anderson

    Dear Editor

    We were pleased to receive the comments from John Craig with which we largely agree.[1] The audit we published was a retrospective one of reports received between 1997-2001. This was before many Senior House Officers (SHOs) began shift patterns of working which has become the norm in recent times. We agree that this change necessitates a different approach to education and training and we fully support...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    Re education and training in the paediatric senior house officer grade
    • John S Craig, Consultant Neonatologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • T Richard J Tubman

    Dear Editor

    The paper by Smith and Anderson [1] and the accompanying eLetters [2,3] were of interest to us because we have had two RCPCH education and training visits in the last 9 months, one for senior house officers (SHOs) and one for higher specialist trainees.

    We were commended for the quality of our teaching program and we have seen an improvement in our training program and our service provision fo...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    Authors' Reply: Education and training in the paediatric senior house officer grade
    • Claire P Smith, Officer for General Professional Training, RCPCH
    • Other Contributors:
      • Janet Anderson

    Dear Editor

    We were pleased to receive the comments from Martin Richardson [1] about our article [2] because it allows us to clarify the College's position on education in the modern NHS. Our survey of College Visit reports covered the period 1997 to mid 2001 which was before most departments introduced shift patterns of working. The article was written many months ago and this inevitably resulted in some of ou...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    Education and training in the paediatric senior house officer grade
    • Martin Richardson, Consultant Paediatrician / Clinical Tutor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Venkat Reddy

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest Smith and Anderson’s audit on education and training in the paediatric senior house officer (SHO) grade as assessed from Royal College visits.[1] One aspect that was found to be of great concern was the lack of adequate protected education in many departments. We suggest that the concept of adequate protected teaching is unattainable and outmoded in the modern NHS.

    In...

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    None declared.