Future doctor call for evidence

Doctor with stethoscope

Health Education England (HEE) is seeking expert views from stakeholders on what they consider will be the role of a doctor in the future.

They have opened a call for evidence following their commitment in the Interim NHS People Plan to determine what the NHS, patients and the public require from 21st century medical graduates. 

The ‘future doctor’ work will look at the role of the doctor based on future multidisciplinary teams and asks stakeholders to think about how they engage with evolving roles of other healthcare professionals.

Employers have until September 26 to submit their responses and are asked to consider:

  • the expectations of doctors in the future
  • the factors that will impact the role of the doctor in the future
  • what the role of the future doctor will be compared to what it is now
  • the skills, knowledge and behaviours doctors will need to perform their role in the future.

This evidence will be combined to produce a consultation document on the future doctor work and a national consultation for patients and the public will be launched in November 2019.

How to submit your response

NHS Employers will be responding on behalf of employers and encourage any employers who wish to share views with us directly, to send their responses to medicalworkforce@nhsemployers.org by midday on September 19.
We would urge employers to also submit their own evidence by downloading the relevant form from the HEE website. The deadline to respond by is September 26.
Further information on the future doctor work be found on the HEE website.

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