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Better safe than sorry: a survey of safety awareness and safety provisions in the workplace among specialist registrars in the South West

  • Attila Sipos (a1), Robin Balmer and Theresa Tattan
Abstract
Aims and Method

A questionnaire was sent to all general adult psychiatry specialist registrars (SpRs, n=33) on the largest rotation in the South West to survey their safety awareness and provision for safety in their workplace.

Results

The response rate was 82%. Most SpRs had received training, but less than half within the previous 2 years. Only 44% had been given induction to their job and only 37% reported inclusion in local safety procedures. More than half felt they had to interview in unsuitable rooms and sometimes felt vulnerable or fearful at work. No personal involvement in violent incidents during SpR training was reported.

Clinical Implications

Important gaps in workplace safety provision for SpRs persist and should be addressed.

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Better safe than sorry: a survey of safety awareness and safety provisions in the workplace among specialist registrars in the South West

  • Attila Sipos (a1), Robin Balmer and Theresa Tattan
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