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Support for doctors in training

This is one of the recommendations from the ‘unit, trust and local education provider’ section of the RCOG/RCM undermining toolkit.

Support for doctors in training

Shape of Training explores the future of medical education and training in the UK. It has explicit recommendations for training organisations regarding support for trainees:

“Training should ensure equality of opportunity for all, reflect the diverse needs of doctors in training and be commensurate with a good quality of life. Doctors in training should: 

  • Have access to pastoral support, particularly for those in difficulty
  • Be encouraged to speak out about bullying, with robust and proportionate mechanisms to resolve problems identified and with support for all staff involved
  • Be provided with access to meaningful career guidance and support through the colleges and deaneries/Local Education and Training Boards
  • Establish a training agreement with their educational supervisor, scheduling and attending relevant review meetings in line with an agreed personal development plan
  • Discuss problems with the training process or their personal development with their accessible educational supervisor or training programme director.”

Elsewhere on the site

Resources and support for trainees
Further resources to support specialty trainees in O&G
Resources and support for trainers
Resources to help trainers deliver the specialty training programme in O&G