Table 1

Interview themes and numbers of occurrences in the text

 Leadership skills35
 Patient management32
 Team working25
 Organisational skills23
 Time management and prioritisation22
 Knowing the patients21
 Bedside manners and respect17
  • All of the negative ideas in the text could be refitted into the 10 positive domains. For example, negative aspects were about what made a poor ward round and were the converse of what makes a good one.