Table 3

General paediatric clinic characteristics, quarter ending March 2012

Clinic typeCliniciansNumber of appointments booked per month (mean)Number of clinics per month* (mean)Number of hours per clinic (mean)Appointment slot duration (min)
NewFUNewFU
Hospital (consultant)A213353.52010†
B161134.02020
C164563.32015
D241563.33030
E1412.02010
F02723.515
G111933.32515
H10123.53030
J61223.03015
Total106166293.424.315.7
SatelliteSC191033.83015
SC29422.32020
Total181453.124.916.3
Hospital (consultant and specialist trainee)A‡§22042.920
B‡¶142042.82015
E‡102332.22010
F‡§131433.33015
H‡§14133.03015
Iद**93943.34530
Total69138203.025.318.4
ANP242583.84025
§191472.83020
Total4440153.335.623.2
Total236357693.326.717.6
  • *Eight hospital outpatient clinics held by four consultants were excluded for not conforming to the regular characteristics.

  • †Estimated.

  • ‡Consultant and specialist trainee.

  • §Afternoon clinic.

  • ¶Specialist trainee did not have their own patient list.

  • **Consultant I's clinics included both a specialist trainee and a staff grade paediatrician (an experienced physician who had completed the training required for a consultant post).

  • ANP, advanced nurse practitioner; FU, follow-up; SC1, satellite clinic 1; SC2, satellite clinic 2.