Training News

Vacancies: Member of the Gastroenterology Specialty Certificate Examination Standard Setting Group

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:24

The Association of British Clinical Gastroenterology and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint two new members to the Gastroenterology Standard Setting Group.

The successful applicants will attend meetings of the Standard Setting Group and will advise on the pass mark to be applied to the Examination paper. Members will be responsible for evaluating the level of difficulty of each question in an examination paper in order to set a pass mark; ensuring that the quality of individual questions is high and that the Examination questions are of an appropriate standard; and keeping abreast of developments in the world of medical education and medical practice ensuring that the examination papers are relevant to the curriculum.

The closing date for applications 28 July 2017. If you would like any further information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Securing the future workforce supply - Gastrointestinal endoscopy workforce review

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:24

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) was commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and Health Education England (HEE) to contribute qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis, and modelling to support HEE and NHS England in providing sufficient medical and non-medical gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopists to deliver GI endoscopy services.

This is the first review of the endoscopy workforce undertaken by the CfWI, and this report represents the most complete picture to date of the GI endoscopy workforce in England in 2015. It contains combined analysis of three national endoscopy workforce datasets described below. The data yielded, coupled with wider work will support initial modelling, allowing a degree of extrapolation of demand and supply. However, it will not answer all questions about all subcomponents of this workforce.

Athena – a development programme for women leaders

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:09

The Office of the Chief Scientific Officer is committed to developing clinical leadership within healthcare science. The Athena programme, delivered by the Kings Fund, is designed to support women to fulfil their potential as leaders. Starting in February 2017, the programme is open to senior level leaders passionate about, and committed to, improving not only their own performance, but also that of their team and their organisation. Each of the four three-day modules looks at different aspects of leadership discourse and is supported by coaching, peer-to-peer support, reflective learning journals and action learning sets, with a particular focus on developing the personal, political and strategic awareness needed to become a successful leader.

Royal College of Physicians census of consultant physicians and trainees 2013-2014

Monday, 29 June 2015 11:29

Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK - Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013–14

The Royal College of Physicians (London) has published the full report of the 2013/14 census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK. The census measures the number of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees working in the UK, as well as gathering vital information about how physicians are working.

To accompany the full report of the census the Royal College of Physicians (London) are also publishing short reports and commentaries for each of the 29 physician specialties. These offer a more in depth look at the workforce in each individual specialty.

If you have any questions regarding the census please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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