The RCP has welcomed the latest new cohort to join the chief registrar scheme – our flagship work-based leadership programme for senior trainees.
The scheme supports senior doctors in training to develop their skills and confidence in leadership, management and quality improvement. The role is supported by a bespoke 10-month development programme designed and delivered by the RCP.
Chief registrars provide a valuable bridge between the junior doctor workforce, senior clinical leadership and trust management. They work across teams, leading and supporting local initiatives that make a tangible difference to engagement and morale, service improvement, and patient safety and experience.
The RCP has this year welcomed the largest group to date, with 71 chief registrars enrolled onto the scheme. This year we have two cohorts based in London and our first cohort based in Liverpool.
We also launched the chief registrar yearbook for 2018-19 at an evening networking event chaired by Dr Emma Vaux, Senior censor and vice president for education and training, and saw presentations from chief registrars from 2018-19. Dr Sam Raveney highlighted his experience of being the first chief registrar in his trust and Dr Billy Cheung discussed his experience of how the chief registrar helped him go on to be a new consultant. We also heard from Dr Jennifer Hill, a chief registrar mentor from 2017-present who discussed the mentor's perspective of the chief registrar scheme. It was great to see current and past chief registrars as well as chief registrar mentors and RCP colleagues attend.
I am delighted that more and more trainees are looking to step into this exciting leadership position to improve patient care, support their peers, and further their own development.
As RCP welcomes an eager band of new recruits to the chief registrar scheme, it's also time to celebrate some of the achievements of those who've gone before.
Read our 2018/19 yearbook below for a snapshot of some of the impactful and innovative projects chief registrars have delivered within their organisations.