RCP launches #5minutesto consultant census campaign

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It only takes 5 minutes to complete the new, shorter annual census of consultant physicians – you can even fill it in on your phone!

We’re striving to make the census as relevant to you as possible so, in addition to the usual data on specialties and working patterns, we’re asking about:

  • 7-day working
  • acting down
  • rota gaps
  • vacancies.

The census remains essential in allowing us to understand how consultants currently work. And to monitor changes to push for funding of additional consultant posts.

We’re making it clear to government and health chiefs that we need more doctors, so your information is vital in proving that we don’t have enough. By filling in the census, you’re contributing not just your own data but to the wider case we’re making.

Census data are used for the distribution list notifying consultants in England and Wales about the RCP support scheme for the forthcoming clinical excellence round, so if you plan to apply for RCP support it is imperative you complete your form.

How to complete the census

Please look out for your personalised email from the RCP which will allow you to access your personalised form.

We’re closing the census on Sunday 13 November 2016, so that we can analyse the data and produce results closer to collection than ever before. As in previous years, on completing your census form you will be able to compare your data with the overall results. A number of iPad minis will be given away in a random draw of those completing by this date.

If you haven’t received your email, or are having difficulties accessing your form, please contact mwucensus@rcplondon.ac.uk.

Follow @RCPLondon on Twitter to stay informed about the #5minutesto campaign and contribute to the debate.