JDAT – Monitoring Over the next few slides we aim to give you some information to help you understand and successfully complete your monitoring.
Monitoring • Every 6 months • Contractual obligation • 75% needed to be valid exercise • Results within 15 working days
So How is Monitoring Done? • Most Trust will use an online system called DRS • You will be sent email with login details and also some guidance of how to use the system. • Some trust will use paper diary cards
To Complete Monitoring Successfully • Understand your rota and shift pattern • Understand Rest • Understand Natural Breaks
Rota/Shift Type • Full Shift • In hospital working • No rest just Natural Breaks • On call • Work 9-5 then go home and on-call from home (but might occasionally get called in). • In the 24 hours you must have a period of rest. • Your have more hours on duty than you do working.
Rest Natural Breaks Natural breaks are NOT counted as rest. Natural Breaks are paid. You get them, or you don’t • NOT paid for rest • Best method – consider as on-call, home and asleep Trainees who are not on an on-call rota should leave rest as 0hrs on monitoring
Monitoring - How • Put in day type • Start and End Time • No rest unless on call from home • Resident • Natural Break • Work Episodes • Notes
Put in day type • Put in day type • Standard • Full Shift • On call • Zero/rest day • Leave
Start and End Time • Start and End Time • Enter start of work time • Enter end of work time • If 24 hour on call then enter for example start 9:00 and end 9:00
Rest • Rest • Only enter if working from off site – on call from home. • Not Natural Break. • Generally full shift/standard day will not include rest
Resident • Keep box ticked if working on site • Untick box if working from home (i.e. on call)
Natural Break - NB • If you have been able to get 30 minutes break approximately every 4 hours then tick box • Standard 8 hour day should have 1 • Long full shift 12 hour should have 2
Work Episodes • This is only for on-call shifts • Enter episodes when working out of hours
Notes • You do not have to enter any notes but it is sensible to do. • Helps explain why unable to get natural breaks or working over hours • As it can be difficult to remember if questioned weeks and may be months later • Click Save Notes
Monitoring - How Then Press Save After each days entry!
Still Confused or Uncertain! • Useful BMA document if work full shift rota. • http://bma.org.uk/-/media/Files/PDFs/Practical%20advice%20at%20work/Contracts/monitoringguidance.pdf • Or ask a friend! • firstname.lastname@example.org