The independent Shape of Training Review was set up earlier this year to make sure that postgraduate medical education and training continues to meet the needs of patients and health services in the future.
Chaired by Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham University, the review is looking at several themes, including:
- the balance of the workforce
- flexibility of training
- patient needs
- breadth and scope of training
- tensions between obtaining training and providing a service.
A call for ideas and evidence is now open, giving GPs and practice teams, among others, an opportunity to influence and share their views on the future of postgraduate medical training. This call for written evidence is open until 8 February 2013.
You can find out more about the wider review, including sponsoring bodies, planned events and what’s happened so far, on the dedicated Shape of Training website