Project title: Working and training conditions in paediatrics across Europe
Rationale: Poor working conditions have the potential to jeopardise patient care and lead to shortages in doctors. As outlined by the European Junior Doctors, a high proportion of doctors suffers from stress and burn out, especially in training positions. Therefore, it is essential that all young doctors are provided with a healthy work environment. In 2017, a pilot survey was distributed amongst national representatives within Young EAP. Potential differences in customs and regulations around working shifts during pregnancy, parental leave, working hours, compensation of shifts and extra hours, and planned educational hours within working hours were found. Based on these preliminary findings, a more detailed survey was composed.
Aim: With this study, we aim to get a better understanding of the similarities and differences in working and training conditions for paediatric residents across Europe.
Desired outcome: The results of the final survey will be used to identify areas for improvement in training and working conditions of paediatric residents in order to improve safety and quality of paediatric training and patient care.
Contact person: Renske van Vugt (YEAP-Netherlands)
In addition, every two months Young EAP published a blog about current issues that have an impact on child health or a topic related to the future of paediatrics or child health. Finally, Young EAP collaborates in EAP’s advocacy work in several areas, including vaccine hesitancy, migrant child health, and rare diseases. This work is supported by Young EAP Representatives.