Table 4.

Example of weekly job schedules for a team of 10 consultants in gastroenterology and general medicine

WeekMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
AMPMAMPMAMPMAMPMAMPMAMPMAMPM
1MDT/SPAOP clinicOP clinicMDT/SPAGastro wardGastro wardGastro wardEndoGastro wardEndo
2Gastro wardAMUMDT/SPAAMUAMUMDT/SPAOP clinic
3MDT/SPAEndoOP clinicEndoMDT/SPAOP clinicEndo
4EndoEndoEndoMDT/SPAOP clinicOP clinicMDT/SPAOP clinic
5OP clinicGastro wardMDT/SPAGastro wardGastro wardGastro wardMDT/SPAEndoEndo
6EndoEndoEndoMDT/SPAOP clinicOP clinicMDT/SPAAMUAMUOP clinicAMU
7AMUMDT/SPAEndoEndoMDT/SPAOP clinic
8OP clinicMDT/SPAOP clinicEndoMDT/SPAEndo
9Gastro wardGastro wardGastro wardMDT/SPAGastro wardGastro wardMDT/SPAGastro ward
10EndoEndoEndoMDT/SPAOP clinicMDT/SPAOP clinicOP clinic
  • AMU = acute medical unit; Endo = endoscopy; Gastro = gastroenterology; MDT = multidisciplinary team, OP = outpatient; SPA = supporting professional activity.