Journal of Surgical Simulation 2020; 7: 16 - 23

Published: 02 November 2020


Meeting report

How do we safeguard and improve the healthcare workforce for doctors? Society for Healthcare Reform, 2 March 2020

Colin Elton
Corresponding author: Colin Elton, Barnet Hospital, Wellhouse Lane, Department of General Surgery, Barnet, EN5 3DJ, UK. Email:


An expert panel, leading doctors, trainees and medical students from the UK National Health Service (NHS) were invited to take part in an open debate covering a range of issues, with an aim of recommending changes to safeguard and improve the healthcare workforce. The debate focused on areas to consider for potential reform within the NHS workforce, undergraduate medical education, the junior doctors and the consultant workforce. There was a detailed interactive discussion and various recommendations were made.


healthcare workforce; medical education; junior doctors; consultants