Training of doctors

Reforms to take account of changing models of care.

Changes to the way medical doctors are trained have been agreed by the four UK nations.

The reforms will ensure training keeps pace with advances in technology, changing models of care and the needs of an ageing population.

All four UK nations have endorsed the conclusions, published today, of the UK Shape of Training Steering Group which assessed the recommendations made by Sir David Greenaway’s review of medical education & training in the UK.

Health Secretary Shona Robison said:

“Doctors must have the right skills to adapt to new models of healthcare and to meet the changing needs of patients and service providers. As we transform the delivery of care in Scotrland it’s vital that medical education and training programmes keep pace.

“The conclusions of the Steering Group have been endorsed by the four UK nations and the Scottish Government will now oversee the changes required. This will ensure training is fit for purpose for generations to come.”


Report of the UK Shape of Training Steering Group

Annexes to the UK Shape of Training Steering Group report


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