Research being carried out by Dr Foster Intelligence in 2009 made NHS Medical Director Bruce Keogh to take some steps by which mortality rate can be reduced. The research concluded that mortality rate used to get increased due to new doctors.
It is not that the new doctors were against patients' life, but there were just beginners and even minute mistakes proved quite taxing for patients. The research showed 6% rise in mortality rate due to fresh doctors.
Keogh said that they would not have believed the fact, if they would not have gone through the report. Medical evidence made them take the decision that all junior doctors will have to remain under the assistance of senior doctors for at least four days.
In these four days, they will be trained in all the aspects, so there is negligible chance of carrying out any kind of mistake. "This shadowing period could potentially save lives and will equip new junior doctors with the local knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, high quality patient care", affirmed Keogh.
Experts have been praising the move. Dr Tom Dolphin, from the British Medical Association, was of the view that the decision will really help new doctors to receive valuable training.
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