Consultants and higher speciality trainees in acute medicine survey

The importance of ‘generalism’ in the future of in-patient care in the UK has been highlighted in a number of recent publications. Later this year the Royal College of Physicians of London is planning to publish the report of its Future Hospital Commission, in which continuity of consultant care will be a key theme. A number of potential solutions are likely to be proposed to increase the numbers of physicians able to provide a holistic approach to patient care.

To this end we would be very grateful if you would respond to the attached survey which is aimed at current acute physicians (those consultants spending over half of their clinical time working on the AMU) and ST3+ trainees in Acute Internal Medicine. The questions are designed to establish what you are doing currently and how you see your career developing in the future, in the light of the changing service needs in hospitals.

The survey should take only a few minutes to complete and we are very keen to get as high a response as possible to help to inform the response that SAM produces in the ‘generalism’ debates which are going to start during the coming months.

Please click here to access the survey.