Better Training Better Care (BTBC) published in BMJ
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) yesterday published a
comprehensive article about Medical Education England's Better
Training Better Care programme.
Author, Helen Jaques, wrote: "In response to the Collins
and Temple reports, Medical Education England has launched a
project called Better Training, Better Care.
"The project has two overlapping components: identifying,
piloting, evaluating, and disseminating good education and training
practice; and improving the underpinning curriculums and frameworks
to ensure education and training are fit for purpose.
"The project has nine workstreams of national and local
activity, one of which is the recently introduced minimum four day
shadowing period for junior doctors. Another of these streams is a
£1m scheme to pilot new ways of locally improving training in
When asked about the aims of the programme, BTBC Director,
Patrick Mitchell, said: “We hope that trainees will know what
they need to do when and feel confident that they’re working within
their competence and have the right level of supervision.
“As importantly, the people who are supervising will have
systems in place that will give them the confidence that trainees
have the right level of training and teaching for the level they’re
Mr Mitchell is very pleased with the response so far. He said:
“From the feedback we’ve had from the pilots, people genuinely want
to make it happen. There’s a huge amount of support for the
programme because I think people see it as a no brainer.”
See the complete article on the
BMJ Careers website.