Posts Tagged ‘Trainees’

Female doctors pass exams and secure jobs

Female doctors are more likely to pass their exams or be offered a training post than men, GMC data reveals. Reporting for the first time on exam results ...

Changes to doctors’ training will be modelled

Patients, service users and healthcare professionals should be assured that any proposed changes to training will be properly considered, modelled and cost...

Reaction to the GMC’s ‘State of Med Ed’ report

Clare Marx, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England “It is good news that the number of surgeons on the specialist register has increased...

Women becoming surgeons and EM doctors

The composition of the medical workforce is changing, with women breaking into traditionally male specialties and an influx of European doctors. These are...

More support needed for the medical registrar

A report from the royal colleges suggests that more training posts in acute medicine must be created if the ‘front door’ pressure on hospitals is going...

Dermatologists say ‘no’ to general medicine

Trainee dermatologists are warning that any plans to make them work on-call in general medicine will put patient safety at risk. This is the key finding ...

BMA calls for surgical training to be extended

Surgical training could be extended to overcome problems created by implementation of the European Working Time Regulations, the BMA has agreed. In a deba...

We can work together to improve doctors’ lives

The Scottish government has committed to ending the practice of rostering junior doctors for seven full night shifts in a row. There is a growing body of...

Scottish government tackles night shift work

Junior doctors in Scotland will no longer have to work seven night shifts in a row under new government guidelines. Health boards have been told to phase ...

“Subspecialisation fragmenting inpatient care”

The new CEO of NHS England called for hospitals to consider different staffing models as the pressures on NHS services mount. In his first major speech a...

Raise exam pass marks to close overseas gap

The pass mark for a two-part test that international medical graduates must pass to work as a doctor in the UK should be raised to reduce differences in pe...