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As yet another shake-up of medical training is under discussion, the BMA wants to hear its members’ views on pre and post qualification medical training and development.
This consultation is structured around a series of principles that we think must underpin the training and development of doctors.
If you believe in high quality medical care, medical professionalism and the need to defend it, please read on and give us your views and experiences. We will use the responses to this consultation to guide the BMA’s future policies and actions in this vital, fast-changing area.
We would like as much feedback as possible, but if you are not able to read the whole document, please go to the principles that most interest you.
Please note that this consultation is for BMA members only, so you will be need to sign in using your usual website login information before following any of the below links.
Read an introduction to the consultation from Ian Wilson, chair of the BMA representative body
Health needs are changing, and so the way health professionals are training may need to change too. Here we look at how medical training may need to evolve to keep up with the population's changing needs.
Medical careers are not static. In this section, we examine how and why doctors should never stop learning.
The UK's doctors are professionals, not just employees. In this section, we look at what this means in the context of medicine, and how it can be maintained.
Medical careers and the training and development systems that support them must reflect the diversity of the medical workforce and the patients it treats. Here we look at how well this is working and what more work there is to do.
Doctors shoulder a great deal of responsibility. Here we examine how training and development must help them to help their patients.
Without a strong and properly resourced infrastructure, medical training and development will suffer, ultimately to the detriment of patient care. This principle seeks your views on how robust the current structure is in this regard.
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