This survey was commissioned and funded by the Department of Health to examine perceptions of training by flexible trainees in higher psychiatric training. A total of 214 trainees were surveyed using a postal questionnaire.
One hundred and thirty-five questionnaires were returned (response rate 63%). In general, flexible trainees valued the opportunity to train part-time and perceived the quality of their training to be high. However, there were drawbacks such as: perceived lack of status, restricted training opportunities and a lack of part-time consultant posts at the end of training.
Flexible training plays a major role in maintaining doctors in the workforce. However, there is a need for part-time opportunities to extend beyond the training grades and into consultant posts.
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