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Exploring support for junior doctors through transitions in the Foundation Programme

As part of his SMERC-funded PhD, Ali Smithies is conducting a two-stage study to explore support for newly qualified doctors through transitions in the Foundation Programme in Scotland.  Stage 1 involved individual and group interviews with Foundation trainees, trainers and other members of NHS staff to explore their views and experiences of support for transitions.  Stage 2 involved a longitudinal audio-diary study with Foundation Year 1 and 2 trainees to explore their journeys across small transitions between wards, specialties, hospitals and rotations.  Ali will be submitting his thesis in January 2016.
Completion Date: 
July, 2016
Project Completed?: 
No