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Medicine: The Shape of Training Review

The Shape of Training Review, led by an independent chair (Professor David Greenaway) examined postgraduate medical education and training in the UK to ensure that doctors now and in the future are able to meet the changing needs of patients, society and health services. Further information on the review is available at

The final report, “Securing the Future of Excellent Patient Care”, included 19 far-reaching recommendations and was submitted to the four UK Health Departments in October 2013.

The four UK Health Departments have said they are broadly supportive of the direction set out by the review. They agreed the formation of a UK-wide Policy Group led by the four UK Health Departments with input from key delivery partners to take forward more detailed and costed analysis of the recommendations.

The four nation group has agreed to host a series of workshops in September to explore further with stakeholders different aspects of the report. Details of the workshops will be published shortly along with information on how to register an interest in participating.

The results of the workshops will contribute to the analysis being overseen by the four nation group that will inform final decisions on the recommendations in due course.