The Shape of Training report – let’s get the basics right but not at the expense of excellence

Zoe Wyrko is a Consultant physician at University Hospital Birmingham and is the Honorary Secretary for the BGS. She tweets at @geri_baby ShapeOfTraining

I’m really not quite sure what to make of the Shape of Training report which was issued last week. A lengthy consultation has taken place, to which I responded with the assistance of the BGS Education and Training committee and Trainees council.

Independent, written by Professor David Greenaway, and with the aim of  ‘…making sure we continue to train effective doctors who are fit to practice in the UK, provide high quality care, and meet the needs of patients and the public,’ its outcomes have been hotly anticipated by anyone concerned with higher speciality training, or implementing recommendations and outcomes from documents such as the Future Hospitals Commission and the Francis report.  Dr Laura Daunt, a trainee geriatrician from Nottingham and member of the BGS Trainees Council, interviewed Professor Greenaway, and the video of this is available as part of the supporting materials.

The Shape of Training Review: Securing the Future of Excellent Patient Care

The Shape of Training Review: Securing the Future of Excellent Patient Care

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