Respiratory Medicine: CfWI medical fact sheet and summary sheet – August 2011
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Respiratory Medicine: CfWI medical fact sheet and summary sheet – August 2011

Combined fact and summary sheets, published as part of the Shape of the medical workforce: Informing medical specialty training numbers report.

The purpose of this document is to make recommendations to inform planning for future medical training numbers in Respiratory Medicine in England. When formulating these recommendations, we considered factors such as demographics, lifestyle issues and the views of key stakeholders.

The fact sheet considers the factors influencing the future demand of the specialty (section 1) and the current and forecast workforce supply (section 2). This information forms part of the body of evidence used to advise recommendations on future medical training numbers. Conclusions and recommendations are in the accompanying summary sheet.

The fact sheet covers the following:

Section 1 - Considerations for future demands
Current training route
Specialty viewpoints
Policy drivers
Demographics
Health and lifestyle
Changes in practice
Changes in activity

Section 2 – Current and forecast supply
Existing workforce
Recruitment
Consultant projections.

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