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A third of junior doctors say rota gaps have worsened their training, GMC finds

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3226 (Published 04 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3226
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

A third of junior doctors think that they have lost opportunities for learning because of gaps in rotas, a survey by the UK General Medical Council has found.1

On Tuesday 4 July the GMC published the initial findings from its 2017 national training survey. The survey received 53 335 responses from UK doctors in training (a 98% response rate) and was conducted between 21 March and 10 May 2017.

Responding to the survey, 32% of trainees disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement, “In my current post, educational/training opportunities are rarely lost to gaps in the rota.”

The survey also received responses from 24 577 trainers (a …

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