The high number of doctors who stick with training is a credit to them and the NHS

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11 / 3 / 2015 Midnight

NHS Employers has said new ‘interactive’ reports published by the General Medical Council (GMC) today show that most doctors who exited their foundation training did return to complete it.
This is important because it means the expense of training doctors is not being wasted – contrary to some concerns expressed over the issue in recent years.
Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said:
“This evidence proves that the investment we make in doctors early in their careers encourages the vast majority to stay or return later to the NHS. This is a credit to the quality of NHS training and to the commitment of the bright people starting their careers in medicine.
“The openness of these interactive reports is a first step in increasing understanding of what’s behind variations in doctors’ attainments. With that knowledge the NHS can improve training, share good practice and ensure that all doctors in training have a fair opportunity to demonstrate that they are meeting high standards.
“NHS Employers is committed to working with the GMC and others to ensure that the NHS makes the best use of its people to deliver safe and effective care.”
The GMC’s reports, launched today, are interactive and investigate factors that affect the progression of doctors in training.
Notes for editors:

  • The NHS Employers organisation is the recognised body for employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first. See for more information.
  • Follow Danny Mortimer on Twitter at @NHSE_Danny and NHS Employers on Twitter at @nhsemployers 

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