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Future Doctor

What do the NHS, patients and the public require from 21st-century doctors?  

The Interim NHS People Plan committed Health Education England to work with key stakeholders and partners on a national consultation to establish “what the NHS, patients and the public require from 21st-century medical graduates”. This work will look at the role of the doctor within the context of the future multidisciplinary team and consider how they interact with the evolving roles of other healthcare professionals.

 

Call for Evidence

A Call for Evidence will take place from August through September, seeking expert views from the service, multi-professional regulatory bodies, clinical professionals and professional membership bodies. The collated evidence will be used to develop a consultation document on the Future Doctor. This national consultation for patients and the public will be launched in November 2019. 

This work will examine what the future looks like for doctors and the multi-disciplinary team, and develop advice on the changes required in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education to achieve this future state. The all-encompassing aim to provide a sustainable healthcare workforce that can deliver high-quality, person-centred care in the 21st century.

Download the form and follow the instructions below. 

 

Timeline

  29 August 2019

  Call for Evidence opens

  26 September 2019

  Call for Evidence closes

  October 2019

  Analysis and development - Future Doctor consultation    document

  November 2019

  Future Doctor consultation launch

  February 2020

  Future Doctor consultation closes

  March 2020

  Analysis of consultation responses

  TBC 2020

  Recommendations and next steps

 

 

Call for Evidence

We are undertaking a Call for Evidence to collect feedback and identify what stakeholders consider will be the role of the doctor in the future, including:

  • the expectations of doctors in the future;
  • the factors that will impact the role of the doctor in the future;
  • what the role of the future doctor will be compared to what it is now; and
  • the skills, knowledge and behaviours doctors will need to perform their role in the future.

The feedback will be used to develop a consultation document on the Future Doctor. We will be seeking views from patients and the public through a national consultation, which will be launched in November 2019.

The downloadable form is below. 

Feedback form instructions

Follow these instructions to ensure this interactive feedback form functions correctly. It is essential that it is opened in Adobe Reader, your computer may automatically try to open using alternative programmes or browsers and could display an error message if previewed in the wrong reader. 

To avoid these difficulties and to ensure that the form is opened in Adobe Reader, follow these steps:

  1. Download and save the form .(pdf files) in a folder on your computer or desktop.
  2. Open Adobe Reader on its own, and then use the ‘File’ command (top left corner) and then ‘Open’ command to browse to the place where you have stored the contract .pdf file
  3. Adobe Reader should then open the form and you should have no further problems. You can save the form at any time whilst completing it and then return to it later.

Call for Evidence

Views from the service, multi-professional regulatory bodies, clinical professionals and professional membership bodies - download the call for evidence form here

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