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rota

A primarily UK term for a rotating schedule of similar work performed by a group of individuals in the same field of work or profession—e.g., junior doctors covering a particular service, or consultants working in the same department.

Rotas generally apportion the work equally and rotate night calls—e.g., 1:6 (one night on, 5 nights off)—for services requiring 24/7 coverage.
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North Wales Lib Dem AM Aled Roberts accused Betsi Cadwaladr of leaving maternity services in a state of limbo that meant gaps in rotas were inevitable because of the "uncertainty created".
The monitoring of the doctors working on a surgical rota at Arrowe Park hospital in Wirral showed trainees who worked between August 2013 and May 2014 were unable to finish shifts on time or take natural breaks.
The Trusts are looking for a solution that will allow the creation and alteration of rotas for medics, full support in the monitoring of the rotas at the trusts and the ability to produce detailed management information reports.
There are 8 different letters to be found in the Rotas square: R O T A S P E N.
Dr Shree Datta, chair of the BMA's junior doctor committee, said: "In August last year the Department of Heath declared rota gap vacancies accounted for only 2% of posts yet, six months on, our survey paints a very different picture.
Dr Shree Datta, chair of the BMA's junior doctor committee, said: "In August last year the Department of Heath declared that rota gap vacancies accounted for only 2 per cent of posts yet, six months on, our survey paints a very different picture.
The new rota system was designed by staff to optimise staff resources in order to meet the demands placed on the emergency services and best meet their work-life balance requirements.
We responded to the minor breach of not displaying our cleaning rotas immediately.
She was informed that the rota change was permanent and if this was not acceptable to her, she would have to resign.
The emergency service wants to alter rotas to ensure there are sufficient resources to meet emergency calls at a time when the service is suffering from staff shortage.
Dr Jo Hilborne, of the BMA's junior doctors committee, who trained in Newcastle, said it was "wrong and inappropriate" to pressure young doctors to join these rotas.
Since August 2001 rotas for newly qualified doctors, known as pre-registration house officers, must not exceed an upper limit of 56 hours per week.