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02 Mar 2017

Work-life flexibility is a high priority issue for the AMA and its members. Following reports that access to flexible training options remained an issue for trainees in some specialties, the AMA reviewed its position statement on Flexibility in Medical Work and Training Practices in 2015, and developed an AMA National Code of Practice – Flexible work and training practices as a tool to assist employers, training providers, doctors and doctors in training to implement and access best practice flexible work and training arrangements. 

To complement the AMA National Code of Practice – Flexible work and training practices, the AMA has also developed guidelines to support employers and doctors to achieve best practice flexible work and training arrangements in the medical workplace. The AMA Doctors Guidelines for Implementing Flexibility are a valuable adjunct to this Code.

The AMA Safe Handover: Safe Patients guide on clinical handover is another tool for doctors, hospitals and members of the health care team to use to improve patient safety when transferring clinical work, and ensure that patient care is not jeopardised when implementing flexible work and training arrangements.

For more information on flexible work practices visit the AMA website at https://ama.com.au/resources/doctors-in-training .

 


Published: 02 Mar 2017