Health Education England to boost funding for junior doctors

According to Health Education England (HEE), more funding is necessary to support the transitional period between graduating medical university and becoming a doctor. 

The HEE just released their yearly report on the current state of postgraduate medical programs, and it revealed that junior doctors are often left without sufficient help to transition smoothly into their official practice.

One of the accents in the report is that young medical professionals often feel like they need to be recognized better for their work. According to statements from junior doctors, many hospitals treat them as incapable, which makes them feel less satisfied. 

England and medical students

According to recent research by UCAS, applications for medical disciplines in British universities are on the rise. Nurse applications are also on the rise. Considering these tendencies, the HEE is correct to try and improve the support system for graduating doctors.

Several medical universities across the country also support this new campaign. According to Dr. Sarah Hallett, Chair of the Junior Doctors’ Committee, this initiative is commendable. 

Dr. Hallett also emphasized that further support for junior doctors should also be expressed in the form of additional training and work on employing all junior doctors full-time.

HEE Director Wendy Reid has said that the organization wants to ensure that all medical professionals are going to smoothly go from the school environment to their accepted medical practice.

The HEE announcement comes amid country-wide campaigns to attract interest to the medical profession, as there are severe doctor and nurse shortages in the UK.