Table 2

Availability of protected time for CPD

n % Cumulative %
CPD, continuing professional development; SASS, staff grade, associate specialist and specialty.
a.From N = 2314 of 2358 questionnaires (data missing for 44 questionnaires)
b.From N = 262 of 274 questionnaires (data missing for 12 questionnaires)
Consultantsa
Time available
    Always 246 10.6 10.6
    Almost always 990 42.8 53.4
    Sometimes 859 37.1 90.5
    Rarely 198 8.6 99.1
    Never 21 0.9 100.0
SASS doctorsb
Time available
    Always 26 9.9 9.9
    Almost always 116 44.3 54.2
    Sometimes 75 28.6 82.8
    Rarely 38 14.5 97.3
    Never 7 2.7 100.0