Medical Workforce Unit

The Medical Workforce Unit (MWU) supports the Royal College of Physicians' work by providing wide-ranging information on issues related to human resources and workload.

The MWU conducts the annual census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK, which provides essential information for all our workforce planning and surrounding strategy. Census findings are used as a historical record of the consultant workforce as well as a source of evidence for future policy.

Additionally, the MWU undertakes a series of short surveys of representative portions of the consultant workforce during the year. This information provides quick, accurate and relevant data on the present issues affecting doctors.