GMC Statement:- Tackling differential attainment and supporting progression

  • 08 Mar 2023
  • RCOphth

This week, the GMC has published the latest data on the progression of doctors in postgraduate medical education across the UK.

You can access the data via the reporting tool. The GMC has also produced a summary report.

Tackling barriers that exist in medical education must remain an urgent priority for organisations across the UK’s health services, including all of us with responsibilities for postgraduate training. Fair and supportive training is not only key to the quality of medical education and practice, it’s also vital to help retain healthcare professionals in the UK.

Elevating Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) within The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to better support our members and improve participation in our work is a major priority, and we are currently undertaking work to inform our future plans in this area. The College published the Differential Attainment report in January, which identifies recommendations for the RCOphth to take forward an action plan for change. Not only does the College aim to be as inclusive and diverse as possible, but it also wants to champion this within ophthalmology and in the ophthalmic workplace.

You can read the full report here: Differential Attainment Report 2022