Table 1

Doctors who felt their level of training on first appointment to a senior post had been deficient in specified areas: percentages (numbers) of all respondents in each specialty group

Hospital medical specialties (n=1090)Surgery (n=807)Other hospital (n=2000)GP (n=2127)All specialties (n=6024)
Clinical skills, % (n)2.3 (25)2.1 (17)1.5 (30)3.9 (84)2.6 (156)
Clinical experience, % (n)3.2 (35)2.0 (16)3.2 (64)8.9 (189)5.0 (304)
Surgical experience, % (n)0.7 (8)9.2 (74)1.0 (20)0.6 (13)1.9 (115)
Leadership skills, % (n)3.8 (41)1.4 (11)2.8 (56)6.1 (130)4.0 (238)
Multi-disciplinary team working, % (n)0.2 (2)1.0 (8)0.6 (11)0.8 (17)0.6 (38)
Hospital/practice management, % (n)3.5 (38)3.0 (24)2.9 (57)4.8 (103)3.7 (222)
Life-long learning skills, % (n)1.0 (11)1.0 (8)0.7 (14)2.1 (44)1.3 (77)
Safety and quality improvement, % (n)1.9 (21)1.1 (9)1.6 (31)1.9 (41)1.7 (102)
  • The table shows only those middle-stage doctors who disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement “My training has been long enough, and good enough, to enable me to practise adequately when I first become/became a consultant or GP”.

  • GP, General Practitioner.