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The Future Doctor – Call for Evidence

Posted: 02.09.2019

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Health Education England (HEE) is gathering feedback through a “Call for Evidence” to seek views from our partners and key stakeholders on the role of the doctor in the future. 
The Interim NHS People Plan announced that during 2019/20 HEE will work with key stakeholders and partners to establish “a clear view on what the NHS, patients and the public require from future doctors”. This work will explore the role of the doctor in the next 10, 20 and 30 years’ time, within the context of the future multidisciplinary team. 
We are undertaking a Call for Evidence to capture stakeholders’ views on what they consider will be the role of the doctor in the future, including: 

  • the expectations of doctors in the future;
  • the factors that will impact the role of the doctor in the future;
  • what the role of doctors in the future will be, compared to what it is now; and
  • the skills, knowledge and behaviours doctors will need to perform their role in the future. 

This exercise seeks feedback on the role of both doctors and the multi-professional team in the future healthcare setting. We are particularly keen to receive views on both undergraduate and postgraduate training environments, with an emphasis on the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to meet future patient and service needs, in an integrated, prevention-oriented healthcare system. 
We are seeking views from NHS service leaders and commissioners; professional regulators; educators; the medical profession and its membership bodies; and other clinical professionals and their membership bodies. 

We invite you to complete our Call for Evidence form (to the right of this page) and return it, with any relevant evidence or literature to support your submission, by email at futuredoctor@hee.nhs.uk. The Call for Evidence will run from Thursday 29th August to Thursday 26th September 2019. You may need to download Adobe Acrobat DC to view. 
The feedback we receive will be used to develop a consultation document on the Future Doctor. We will be seeking views from patients and the public through a formal national consultation, which will be launched in November 2019. 
We would welcome your involvement and valuable feedback in this unique and exciting opportunity to establish for the first time a clear view of what the NHS, patients and the public require from future doctors.  

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