Aspiring to excellence.
“To deal with many of the deficiencies identified and to ensure the necessary concerted action, the creation of a new body, NHS:Medical Education England (NHS:MEE) is proposed. NHS: MEE will relate to the revised medical workforce advisory machinery and act as the professional interface between policy development and implementation on matters relating to PGMET. It will promote national cohesion in England as well as working with equivalent bodies in the Devolved Administrations to facilitate UK wide collaboration. The Inquiry has charted a way forward and received a strong professional mandate. The Recommendations and the aspiration to excellence they represent must not be lost in translation. NHS:MEE will help assure their implementation”
for the NHS that delivers high quality for all and
gives staff the freedom to focus on quality.
Achieving this vision requires us to provide the
best possible education and training for future
generations and to ensure that our existing
staff get the support they need to continuously
improve their skills.
“We will improve key aspects of workforce planning at national level by establishing an independent advisory non-departmental body, Medical Education England (MEE)”
29 members 6 meetings per annum
Definition of the standardised admission ratio for applicants to medical school
No of admissions from a particular population subgroup as a proportion of
Proportion of the general population that belongs to that subgroup
“I could not find any information on male to female ratio of current medical students at Newcastle medical school . Grateful for any information”
“In our year the ratio is about 2:1, females:males. In my seminar group of 20, for example, 14 are female and 6 are male. This is the same with the majority of seminar groups.”
__________________Third year Medical Student at Newcastle University, Tyne Clinical Base Unit
The magnitude of the likely GP undersupply depends on supply assumptions, e.g.:
The GP age profile suggests an imminent retirement bulge.
Early indications from modelling development suggest the higher end scenarios may be more likely as supply assumptions are updated
Not intended for publication
The magnitude of the likely CCT oversupply depends on supply assumptions, e.g.:
The demand profile is dependent on skill mix: moving towards a trained doctor delivered service may result in increased CCT holder demand in the short term.
Not intended for publication
“I explained that a general reduction to a 48-hour week would in our view have profound consequences for the provision of local services and training. Many medium-sized and small hospitals would not have sufficient staffing levels to maintain rotas. Surgical services would become unsustainable and of course without surgical cover accident and emergency departments would have to close. The increasing demands on consultants to keep emergency services going would inevitably have a serious impact on elective surgery, with little hope of meeting government targets on waiting times.”
Professor Michael Eraut
University of Sussex