From the age of 17, aspiring doctors are on a fixed and structured path towards a career in medicine. For those doctors who are thinking about something different, however, there are a wide variety of options.
The NHS pays its doctors in pay bands, with salary increases each time a doctor changes roles – usually, once a year as they move up to the next training level. Salaries for doctors reflect a fixed working week – usually, 40 hours.
Our medical factsheets contain vital information for everyone from medical students confused by legal jargon, or practicing doctors involved in a breach of the law, ethical conundrum, or difficult working situation.
Revalidation is the process by which every doctor reflects on their career and has their fitness to practice evaluated. It involves a commitment to reflect on oneself, reestablish self-confidence, and to improve patient care.
Whether you are preparing to sit your Membership examinations, need to remind yourself which assessments you may need to take, or just curious as to what on earth a WPBA is, you can find all the information you need in our Assessment Tools page.
Every year, thousands of doctors choose to relocate. With the changing UK political environment, and the 'ST3' year becoming ever more popular than ever, perhaps now is the time to finally make that move you've been toying with.
Whatever your stage of training, an up-to-date and well-rounded portfolio of achievements is a vital part of your medical career - covering all of your accomplishments from medical school to the present day.
Whether working whilst pregnant, or alongside training in religious or academic roles, Less-Than-Full-Time training is a popular option for thousands of doctors juggling busy lives.