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Medical training too reliant on doctors' goodwill, says GMC

Education and training for doctors is too reliant on the goodwill and sacrifices made by senior colleagues who act as trainers, the General Medical Council (GMC) warns.

The GMC’s training environments report, based on its annual survey answered by more than 75,000 doctors, reveals the pressures faced by senior doctors who provide training for junior colleagues.

Doctors who act as trainers have to fit their training roles around daily duties as either consultants or GPs, and almost half told the GMC that to do so they have to work beyond their rostered hours each week. Nearly a third do so daily.