Guardian for Safer WorkingThe Guardian of Safe Working Hours has been introduced to protect patients and doctors by making sure Doctors in Training are not working unsafe hours Education Faculty Home
Mr Monkhouse is a Consultant Upper GI and laparoscopic surgeon. His specialist interests are in bariatric surgery and complex upper GI conditions such as intrathoracic stomach, gallstones and acid reflux.
He was appointed as a consultant of the Trust in 2014.
The Guardian of Safe Working Hours has been introduced to protect patients and doctors by making sure Doctors in Training are not working unsafe hours.
To do this, the guardian will:
- Act as the champion of safe working hours receive your exception reports for any patient safety or working hours concerns, and record and monitor compliance against your terms and conditions
- Escalate issues to the relevant executive director, or equivalent for decision and action intervene to reduce any identified risks to you or your patients’ safety
- Undertake a work schedule review where there are regular or persistent breaches in safe working hours
- Distribute monies received as a consequence of financial penalties, to improve your training and service experience.
The Guardian of Safe Working Hours will be holding monthly meetings, which the trainee reps across the Trust will be automatically invited to. All Doctors in Training are welcome to attend any of these meetings, and the dates will be advertised here.
You can contact Mr Monkhouse at [email protected]
Training and Educational Requirements
Junior Doctors Contract
Exception Reporting Flow Chart
Exception Reporting – Doctors Guide
You will be issued with a log in on starting to enable you to raise exception reports. Please refer to the below guide for further instructions.