Hull York Medical School Inaugural Lecture
A recent report described the English NHS as suffering its ‘greatest workforce crisis in history’, with no credible government strategy to address it. The health service is currently estimated to be short of 12,000 hospital doctors alone. Some specialities and geographies are particularly affected with psychiatry, general practice, rural and remote areas especially medically underserved.
Could the way in which, historically, medical students have been selected be contributing to the shortage of NHS doctors? How can we achieve ‘evidence-based selection’ that results in an increasingly diverse medical profession, more able to meet our country’s health needs?
In this, his inaugural lecture, Professor Paul Tiffin will outline key findings from his research, as well as relevant personal experience, relating to selection, recruitment and regulation of the medical workforce. Paul will argue that, only by radically rethinking how we select doctors can we start to address some of the chronic medical staffing shortages.
The lecture takes place 5pm to 6pm, followed by an informal drinks reception.