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It is time to relax
  1. Manisha Ramphul,
  2. Sam Behjati,
  3. Kavita Chawla
  1. Paediatric Department, Lister Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Stevenage, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Manisha Ramphul, Paediatric Department, Lister Hospital, Stevenage SG1 4AB, UK; manisha.ramphul{at}

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About 15% of basic specialist trainees (ST1–ST3) in paediatrics leave the specialty.1 The single most important factor for staff retention is overall job satisfaction which is influenced by a variety of factors.2 We aimed to explore the views of paediatricians on job satisfaction, with a view to identifying modifiable factors.

We conducted a web-based survey across the East of England deanery for paediatricians, addressing trainees across the …

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  • Contributors MR and KC conceived and designed the study. MR undertook the data collection. MR and SB performed the data analysis. MR wrote the first draft of the article. MR, SB and KC participated in writing and revising the manuscript and approved the final submitted version.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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

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