Table 2

Doctors who agreed or disagreed with statements about the adequacy of training of junior and middle stage doctors ‘these days’—views of senior doctors (graduates of 1974 and 1977) surveyed in 2014

Training is sufficientN (100%)Strongly agree (%)Agree (%)Neither agree nor disagree (%)Disagree (%)Strongly disagree (%)Don’t know/no reply (%)
GP training*All respondents36002.922.016.116.77.634.6
In clinical practice†10432.920.015.714.18.838.4
In GP3845.535.212.019.09.419.0
Hospital training‡All respondents36001.314.616.622.99.535.1
In clinical practice†10431.414.017.821.311.134.3
In hospital medicine1741.120.114.928.29.825.9
  • *These days, the training of GP trainees in the NHS is sufficient to enable them to practise adequately when they first become GPs.

  • †Excludes those doctors who are not working in clinical practice or who have retired.

  • ‡These days, the training of specialist doctors in the NHS is sufficient to enable them to practise adequately when they first become consultants.

  • GP, General Practitioner.