This research aims to understand to what extent recent graduates (i.e. doctors in foundation training) are prepared to meet specific anticipated healthcare needs. The proposed research approach is to explore whether graduate doctors have the skills, capabilities and attributes to meet the needs identified within three focus themes:
The changing patient-doctor relationship
The doctor in a multi-disciplinary team
Complex clinical decision making
The findings of this research will support our engagement with the development of the NHS People Plan and other workforce planning, as well as informing any further review/updating of our regulation of the undergraduate medical education or foundation programme.