Training for the future

Valerie Wass*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Lancet report on Health Professionals for a New Century [2] highlights the importance of education as a driver for workforce change. If training strategies for primary care are to respond to the rapid advancement of global health care we must continue to look forward and ask questions. An openness and sensitivity to learner expectations from initial experience at medical school through to revalidation is essential; a perspective this journal very much aims to achieve. Through EPC we can help strengthen the argument, and most importantly, the evidence for change. The United Kingdom Foundation Programme Office’s most recent figures [3] suggest that only 22.8% of doctors exiting from the residency two year Foundation Programme enter vocational training for primary care. This remains a stark contrast to the 50% general practitioner workforce contribution the government is aiming for.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-159
Number of pages1
JournalEducation for Primary Care
Issue number3
Early online date2 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Education, Medical, Continuing/trends
  • General Practitioners/education
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care


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