Hospital workforce: fit for the future? – Royal College of Physicians – 4 March 2013

Posted on March 5, 2013. Filed under: Medicine, Workforce | Tags: |

Hospital workforce: fit for the future? – Royal College of Physicians – 4 March 2013

“Bringing together findings from the Medical registrar report and 2011 Census, Hospital workforce: fit for the future? looks at the key challenges that are facing the medical workforce.

It finds that:

•There is significant geographical variation in the number of consultants per head of the population across the country; there are also variations among specialties.
•There are not enough doctors with the skills to care for frail older patients.
•The workload of the medical registrar is increasingly unmanageable.

The report concludes that there needs to be a rethink of the skills in which doctors are trained, in order to better meet patients’ needs; while the role of the medical registrar and the esteem in which it is held must be reassessed and better valued.”

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