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Junior doctor engagement: what is it, why does it matter and what the workplace can do to improve it
  1. Emily Ward
  1. Clinical Leadership Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Emily Ward, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ, UK; emily.ward1{at}nhs.net

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  • Contributors EW undertook a literature review on workplace engagement in the health setting. This commentary piece is a shortened version of the full literature review carried out to underpin ideas for research, focusing on the recruitment and retention of trainee physicians in the NHS. EW and Dr Ryan (acknowledged below) considered themes that would affect recruitment and retention of trainees and EW alone conducted a literature search and appraisal on the theme of workplace engagement and wrote all drafts of this article.

  • Funding This research was undertaken as part of a clinical leadership fellowship. EW received a salary via the Scottish Government Workforce directorate and the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh (RCPE) for this fellowship, but there was no other funding for this article.

  • Competing interests EW is a Junior Doctor in training in the NHS.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors EW undertook a literature review on workplace engagement in the health setting. This commentary piece is a shortened version of the full literature review carried out to underpin ideas for research, focusing on the recruitment and retention of trainee physicians in the NHS. EW and Dr Ryan (acknowledged below) considered themes that would affect recruitment and retention of trainees and EW alone conducted a literature search and appraisal on the theme of workplace engagement and wrote all drafts of this article.

  • Funding This research was undertaken as part of a clinical leadership fellowship. EW received a salary via the Scottish Government Workforce directorate and the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh (RCPE) for this fellowship, but there was no other funding for this article.

  • Competing interests EW is a Junior Doctor in training in the NHS.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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