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1 Job satisfaction and the current job market for hospital based doctors in the UK Dr Celia Gregson Specialist Registrar in Elderly and Internal Medicine Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

2 The Current Job Market

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4 2005 Consultants and GP Numbers in the UK GPs – 35,944 Consultants – 31,427

5 2005 UK Consultants - Medicine

6 2005 UK Consultants - Surgery

7 2005 UK Consultants - Others

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9 Consultant Vacancies Survey, March 2006

10 Sept 2005: Numbers of Doctors in all grades in UK

11 NHS; The Information Centre collections/workforce collections/workforce Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

12 Postal questionnaire 4221 Drs, qualified in 1999 Surveyed towards end of first year 2727 respondents, of whom 1326 codable

13 65.2% did not definitely intend to practise medicine in the UK

14 Considering leaving the UK

15 Considering leaving Medicine

16 Reasons: UK working conditions Poor working conditions Poor state of NHS Poor working environment Better pay Shorter working hours Lack of respect / appreciation Demoralised Taxes

17 Reasons: Lifestyle choices Better QOL Better standard of living Outdoor life Experiencing other countries and cultures Change of scene Travel & Adventure Desire to help developing world Family & Friends abroad Better weather

18 The Numbers Now? Presently >30,000 Drs have applied for 20,000 training posts through MTAS Up to 11,400 of these Drs may have qualified outside of EEA (may be working in UK) 7700 SHOs & 3700 Staff Grades Immigration rules….

19 Medical school expansions… of applicants are F2 applying for ST1 – result of medical school expansion Last 6 years – yearly medical graduates increased from < 4000 to 6000 a year in UK

20 Who is applying for the training posts across the UK? Doctors in F2 posts: 6000 SHOs in England: SHOs in Scotland, Wales, and NI: 4000 Doctors in staff grade posts in UK (out of a total of >6000): Not known Doctors working outside the European Economic Area (EEA): 2000 Doctors currently working inside the EEA (but outside UK): Not known Total: >30 200

21 Number of available training posts? BMA: DoH:

22 To Conclude…..


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