White trainee doctors are applying for fewer consultant posts at the end of their training than black and minority ethnic trainees, but are more likely to be shortlisted and offered a post according to a survey reporting the experiences of CCT holders.
The RCP is calling for greater support and recognition of specialty and associate specialty doctors (SAS) following a nationwide survey. In particular, all hospitals must fully implement the SAS Charter and SAS development guide in order to address the issues raised.
As the health services face louder calls for a greater focus on person-centred, co-ordinated care, and more integrated services, Professor David Oliver highlights the key policy priorities for the RCP.
RCP president Professor Andrew Goddard welcomed today's announcement that NHS Improvement (NHSI) and Health Education England (HEE) will be working more closely together in future, and that NHSI will create a new ‘people directorate’.