Table 1.

Focus group and interview participants

MethodParticipantsFemale (n)Participant Base Site
Focus group 18 PAs6Hospital 1 and 2
Focus group 26 PAs5Hospital 3 and 4
Focus group 33 CTs, 1 Senior nurse4Hospital 3
Focus group 43 FTs, 1 ST3Hospital 4
Focus group 52 Consultant supervisors1Hospital 1
Focus group 62 FTs, 1 CT, 1 ST3Hospital 1 and 2
Interview 1Consultant supervisor1Hospital 1 and 2
Interview 2Consultant1Hospital 1
Interview 3Consultant0Hospital 5
Interview 4Consultant supervisor1Hospital 5
Interview 5PA1Hospital 1
Interview 6PA1Hospital 3
Interview 7Consultant supervisor1Hospital 3
Interview 8Senior nurse1Hospital 5
  • CT = core trainee doctor; FT = foundation year doctor; PA = physician associate; ST = specialty trainee doctor