Endocrine Abstracts (2019) 65 ROE1.3 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.65.ROE1.3

SfE/ABCD/DUK - diabetes and endocrinology consultant workforce survey: results from 2018

Stella George


East and North Herts Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Stevenage, UK


The diabetes and endocrinology consultant survey has been running for a number of years aiming to look at workforce issues faced by our speciality. It started originally as a paper based survey that was sent out to all consultants in the UK but has since migrated to an online survey hosted by the Royal College of Physicians which is sponsored by three societies – The Society for Endocrinology, The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists and Diabetes UK. The aim of this talk is to reveal the results of the most recent survey held in 2018 – with supportive information from the RCP workforce unit and others. It will highlight the trends that have been developing in the working lives of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology throughout the UK in the past years by discussing issues that affect our day to day work – time spent on call, on the general wards, in specialty clinics, academic work etc. but also reveal such data as the reasons why colleagues choose to retire. As well as data about consultant colleagues, data regarding trainees such as recruitment into the speciality, are also shown.

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