b'through the Committee of Anaesthesiology TraineesResources for the Rota-Maker:(CAT) in order to allow the College to address this matterThe rota-maker should have a nominated consultant with training sites and to take appropriate action.The rolewhom they can consult regarding any issues pertaining of the rota-maker is an important and valued role withinto the rota;the training sites department and allows the rota-makerAny specific issues that other consultants may have to gain useful managerial experience. It also provideswith the rota should be addressed directly to the them with an insight into the day-to-day running of annominated consultant, not the rota-maker;Anaesthesiology Department. All rota-makers, regardless of their stage of training, It is acknowledged that this role is time consuming andshould be given non-clinical time to do the rota.The involves interaction at many levels within the department. amount of time required will vary with the size of the It is therefore important for both the trainee and thedepartment and the complexity of the rota.Anaesthesiology Department to have a clear definition of this role and that the responsibilities are clearlyCommittee of Anaesthesiologyunderstood. Trainees (CAT)The Committee of Anaesthesiology Trainees (CAT) was Duties of the Rota-Maker: established in 2011. The Committee is composed of To co-ordinate the allocation of Annual and Educationaltrainees elected by their peers. The role of the Committee Leave for Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs)is to give Anaesthesiology Trainees a formal voice and within the department; role within the College. They help influence and shape To seek departmental approval of the draft leavethe Specialist Anaesthesiology Training Programme and allocations; provide trainee representation on a number of College To formulate the on-call rota for the different tiersCommittees and external groups and contribute insights of NCHD on-call (some of which may be delegatedthat influence the development of anaesthesiology in to another appropriate trainee(s) depending on theIreland.number of tiers);To provide the NCHDs within the department with Lead Anaesthesiology Trainee (LAT)the on-call rota in a timely fashion and to apportion theThe primary role of the LAT is to identify and communicate number of on-calls as evenly as possible; issues relating to trainees to the relevant person or body To allocate trainees on a weekly basis to duties in(i.e. Clinical Lead, Tutor, NCHD Committee, CAT, or the specific areas during normal working hours dependingCollege). They will also disseminate information to the on the nature of the hospital, but normally expectedtrainees in their department. The LAT is appointed by and to include: specific theatres, ICU, Pain Medicine,will report to the LAT Coordinator, who is a member of the outpatient clinics, labour ward etc.; CAT. The LAT represents all College trainees within the To allocate trainees to their agreed training module; hospital site. Appointment of the LAT needs to be agreed To seek departmental approval of the weekly with the tutors in the department.This is not an Industrial allocation rota. Relations role.The rota-maker is NOT responsible for theProtected Time for Traineesfollowing: In line with HSE NDTP requirements the College are now Ensuring an individual trainees working patterns arerequired to develop a process to record protected training compatible with completion of modules, this is thetime for our trainees. responsibility of the tutor; Protected training time refers to the time a trainee spends Allocating senior trainees to lists perceived to involveon-site in the hospital that is reserved for training purposes either high-risk patients or high-risk surgery; only, with no bleeps or obligations to attend work duties Ensuring that a trainees weekly working hours areduring the training session. Under the Organisation compliant with the Organisation of Working Time Act; of Working Time Act, trainees are entitled to protected Reduced trainee numbers on a given day due to thetraining time and in compliance with HSE regulations, release of trainees to attend mandatory educationaltrainees need to be in a position to provide proof of same. days at the College; In order to capture this information, there is a section in Procuring alternative cover for unforeseen absencesthe Training Diary in the e-Portfolio where a trainee can e.g. sick leave.record protected training time. This information will be gathered and used to assist with identifying training sites that fail to deliver protected training time.Curriculum for the National Specialist Anaesthesiology Training Programme 29'