Training for doctors needs to change to meet the requirements

Training for doctorsA review done at a large scale has suggested that the training for doctors should change and make it appropriate to answer the increasing needs of the elderly population.

Professor David Greenway's The Shape Of Training report said that doctors need to be well trained to provide care for more patients suffering from severe diseases with multiple health issues.

The review suggests that the training program should have a better balance so that doctors are prepared to care for patients in a more general area rather than only specialised fields.

The Shape of Training audit, led by Nottingham University bad habit chancellor Professor David Greenaway, discovered that GPs will 'presumably require no less than four years of training to meet their conclusions and enter expert practice'.

The audit, distributed on 29 October, called for preparing to help with an 'orderly method for supervising restorative workforce numbers'.

Therapeutic Education England supported the RCGP's call to broaden GP preparing to four years last April yet subsidizing for this has yet to materialise.

It said more specialists will require general practice aptitudes on the grounds that they will progressively be working in the neighborhood.