Supporting junior doctors
Dr Jonathan Albrett has been awarded Australasian Clinical Educator of the Year for his First Year Doctors Acute Skills Teaching Programme. It's further good news for Taranaki DHB, which ranks as the second most preferred hospital for graduating doctors. Jonathan tells Lynn Freeman he established this course to help bridge a gap in confidence between medical school and first year doctors being left in sole charge of patients on the ward particularly those who might suddenly deteriorate. He spotted the area of need during his own first year as a junior doctor.