We undertook a postal survey to determine the views of all consultant anaesthetists within the North West (Mersey) Regional health Authority on the Calman proposals for a consultant-based service ; replies were received from 110 (84%). Fifty (45%) indicated that they would not resume emergency residential duties, 32 (29%) indicated that they would withdraw from the emergency duty rota, 12 (11%) said they would withdraw/retire from the NHS and 27 (25%) would change hospital under these circumstances.
Most consultants had experience in the major anaesthetic sub-specialties within the preceding 5 years (obstetrics 67%, ITU 81%, major trauma 91%). Consequently the need for retraining amongst consultant anaesthetists prior to resuming residential emergency duties would be low.
When questioned about the impact oil anaesthetic services, 67 (61%) felt the proposals would be detrimental whilst 23 (21%) felt there would be beneficial effects.
Most consultants remain antagonistic toward the Calman proposals, with a reluctance to return to residential duties.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anesthésiste, Personnel sanitaire, Enquête, Attitude, Formation professionnelle, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anesthesiologist, Health staff, Inquiry, Attitude, Occupational training, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0463274
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.