RCP senior censor and vice president (education and training) Dr Emma Vaux explains the RCP’s new Code of Conduct, which had its first viewing at our 500th anniversary celebration on 23 September, and launched in full on 6 November.
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.
The RCP has described the staffing levels that need to be in place to provide safe and effective care for patients, which will enable NHS trusts to map their current staffing against the recommendations.