The RCP's latest update concerning the ST3 recruitment error, including a revised FAQs and timeline document.
We apologise for the continuing upset and disruption this situation is causing for those trainees affected. This afternoon, the first iteration of offers were released. The second will happen on Tuesday 15 May. We have updated our frequently asked questions document to include more questions on the offers process and we recommend trainees who have been affected through this process read these.
On Friday we will have a better picture of how many people have been affected by the re-running of the offers process. Yesterday, we wrote to our national network of college tutors and regional advisers asking them to seek out trainees who have been affected in order to support them.
We are grateful to the BMA for setting up a helpline for trainees affected. Their dedicated team of advisers are on hand to provide career coaching sessions, planning advice and counselling. They will also be able to liaise directly with the RCP, or the teams managing offers for clinical oncology and intensive care medicine, to seek advice on behalf of trainees:
- Telephone: 0300 123 1233
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on the support available can be found in the frequently asked questions document.
We are also grateful to representatives of the four nations' education and recruitment authorities, without whose time and efforts it would not have been possible to re-run the offers process so quickly (Health Education England, NHS Education for Scotland, Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency and the Wales Deanery).
Jane Dacre, RCP president
Andrew Goddard, RCP registrar