Chief registrars are senior doctors in training working to build stronger leadership, management and quality improvement skills through the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP’s) bespoke development programme.
One of the key recommendations highlighted by the Future Hospital Commission report was the need to establish a new, senior leadership role for trainee doctors, which would focus on delivering high quality, safe care. The resulting chief registrar scheme supports aspiring clinical leaders to develop the skills they need for consultant posts in the short to medium term, and also gives them the confidence and profile to pursue local and national senior leadership roles in the future, such as medical director and chief executive.
Following a successful pilot in 2016/17, the RCP's chief registrar scheme is going from strength to strength, with nearly 40 chief registrars in post as of September 2017.
Recruitment for the 2018-19 chief registrar scheme is now open. The updated recruitment guidance and supporting documents are all available, as well as information about the role and the programme.
If you have any questions, or you would like to register your interest, please email Natalie Pink, project manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2017/18 we will pilot an extension of the chief registrar scheme to include trainees from a range of specialty backgrounds. The pilot will be evaluated before a decision is made regarding wider roll-out in 2018/19.