GMC's latest data on the progression of UK doctors in training
Today (2 March), the General Medical Council (GMC) has published its latest data on the progression of doctors in postgraduate medical education.
The report explores the extent that inequalities persist, highlighting for the first time an 18-percentage point difference between the specialty exam pass rate of UK-trained black doctors and UK-trained white doctors.
The report also considers good practice across the four countries of the UK. Highlighting the importance of evaluating interventions, so we can build an in-depth understanding of the initiatives that successfully support trainees from different backgrounds.
Access the data and summary report.
In 2021 the GMC committed to eliminating discrimination, disadvantage and unfairness in undergraduate and postgraduate education and training. In order to support these targets, data can now be stratified by specific ethnicity groups, as well as the results being filtered by a wider range of characteristics.
Tackling the barriers that exist in medical education remains an urgent priority for organisations in the UK health services. Fair and supportive training is not only key to the quality of medical education and practice, it’s also vital to help retain healthcare professionals in the UK.
If you have any questions please contact either:
Jane Cannon, programme lead for Fair Training Cultures.
We would be keen to hear your thoughts on this data, please email us.