NHS Education for Scotland Logo

Scotland Deanery

Home of Medical and Dental Excellence


Monday, December 4, 2017

Tensions between training and service in General Surgery


Prof Jen Cleland, director of SMERC, and Dr Ruby Roberts, SMERC funded Post-doctoral Researcher, have had their paper "Using paradox theory to understand responses to tensions between service and training in general surgery” accepted for publication in Medical Education. The paper focused on examining the tensions between service and training in pressured health care environments which can have a detrimental impact on training quality and job satisfaction. The data suggested reframing the service-training paradox in this way may encourage adjusting responses to create effective working partnerships.

The international team included, Pia Strand, Lund University, Sweden, as well as Professor Simon Kitto, Ottowa University, Canada, and Prof Peter Johnston of NES, Scotland.


Return to all news