BMA urges engagement with training review
14 November 2012
Doctors and medical students are being encouraged to share their views on the training of the medical profession over the next 30 years.
The independent Shape of Training review, led by Nottingham University vice-chancellor David Greenaway, is considering the future of UK postgraduate medical education and training.
Professor Greenaway wants to hear from doctors, medical students, other healthcare professionals and patients.
The BMA will be responding to the review.
BMA junior doctors committee chair Ben Molyneux said: ‘There are lots of ideas being floated, some of them good, but also some that cause concern to the JDC. It’s really important that as many junior doctors as possible respond so that those of us who are going to be affected most get to share our opinions.’
Now or never
He added: ‘If you have an opinion on the major proposed themes, like moving towards generalism and away from specialisation, or towards a training structure where not everyone works as a consultant when they finish training, then now is your opportunity to be heard.’
BMA medical students committee joint deputy chair Melody Redman said: ‘We strongly encourage you to participate in this review; it is an opportunity for you to voice your views, concerns and opinions on the future training of doctors…
‘This is a vital field in which you are relative experts and we urge you to get involved.’
The review is sponsored by organisations that include the GMC, the Medical Schools Council and the UK health departments.
The call for written evidence and ideas runs until February 8.