Clinical support time for public hospital doctors 2010. Revised 2019.
Ensuring doctors have access to uninterrupted clinical support time (CST) is central to providing a safer, more efficient service delivery and patient care. MABEL research suggests that good clinical supervision and support, appropriate working hours and supported study time directly impacts trainee satisfaction, potentially affecting their quality of clinical care.
Yet feedback suggests that many doctors currently undertake clinical support roles and activities in their own time regardless of CST being allocated and without which hospitals would grind to a halt.