About developing physicians

Providing high-quality, person-centred care depends on a supported and engaged workforce as well as good service design. This section acknowledges the importance of giving physicians the opportunity to continually develop themselves and their teams in order to improve the quality of care provided.

It highlights:

  • overarching themes involved in the development of physicians and their teams. These pages provide an up-to-date commentary on key issues to be considered by service planners when creating a suitable environment to encourage individual development. The themes include:
  • information specific to each of the specialties, covering how service planners can provide support for physicians in these areas. This includes practical information on workforce and job planning (for most specialties), education and training, and research and innovation.

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has produced a cost of training document setting out the mandatory costs of training involved in college enrolment fees, examination costs and GMC fees. Published in October 2017, it has been compiled to help pre-specialty doctors make fully informed career selections, with a clear understanding of the mandatory costs of their future training pathway.