The Shape of Medical Training Review (SoTR) was established to consider how medical training could better meet the needs of patients and service providers over the next 30 years.
The resulting report made 19 recommendations and was received by UK Ministers in November 2013. Although the report was accepted in principle it described a broad framework for change that was open to interpretation and did not consider the practical implications of implementation.
In response, Ministers convened a UK Group (UK Shape of Training Steering Group)to consider the report and to provide policy advice. This report outlines the work that has been undertaken by the UK Shape of Training Steering Group (UKSTSG). It offers policy advice and describes a structure and process for the implementation of the key recommendations arising from the SoTR that is practical, proportionate and will cause a minimum of service disruption.