Junior doctors believe their training will suffer when limits on their working time come into force next year. The results of two surveys published today by the British medical Association show two thirds of them fear a new 48-hour working week will have a negative effect on their training but six out of ten also believe their ability to provide safe care for patients had been compromised by their long hours.
Advances in technology are putting pressure on voluntary and community organisations to adapt the ways in which they deliver services according to a report from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the ICT Hub. The fourth ICT Foresight, “How ICT is shaping the future design and delivery of public services”, says new technology means they will have to give greater consideration to issues such as data protection and privacy laws to safeguard people using their services.
By Joseph A. Raelin
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