CCT class of 2010 - where are they now?
What happens to new CCT holders in paediatrics after they receive their certificate? The College has begun a study to look at the career outcomes for paediatricians shortly after their recommendation for CCT.
- There is some concern amongst trainees that the numbers achieving Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) each year will outweigh the number of new consultant opportunities available to newly qualified paediatricians with CCT.
- The numbers and percentages that obtain consultant posts in and outside of the UK is vital data to input into the workforce planning process can give paediatric trainees essential information about careers.
- Do new CCT holders obtain substantive or fixed term posts?
- What proportion of posts obtained are full time or less than full time and do they match the CCT holders’ career intentions?
- Do the new roles reflect the training receive, for example do specialist (grid) trainees obtain posts in the specialty they trained in?
The RCPCH recommendations follow up study
- To address these needs, the College undertook a survey of all those who were recommended for CCT or CESR in 2010.
- It is intended to repeat this work in Autumn 2012 for all 2011 CCT recommendations.
- A questionnaire was sent at the end of 2011, obtaining an 82% response rate.
The report of the survey findings can be downloaded in full here: CCT class of 2010 – where are they now?
Key findings from the data
- 89.4% of 2010 CCT holders who responded to the survey are now in consultant positions.
- Only 4.7% of new CCT holders are registered in community child health, yet community paediatrics account for 21.6% of the wider consultant workforce.
- 90.9% of all respondents and 92.8% of consultants have positions in the UK.
- Almost a third (31.7%) are now working in a different region from the one in which they trained.
- 179 (76.2%) of new consultants are on substantive contracts group compared to 93.5% of all consultant in 2009.
- 28.5% of CCT holders in new consultant roles are undertaking resident shifts.
- Part time working amongst new consultants is at a similar level to the overall consultant workforce.
- Female doctors made fewer than half the number of job applications before obtaining their current post.
- Almost 20% of new CCT holders were not registered for CPD and one-fifth (10) of these were not aware of the scheme.
- Management and leadership are key areas in which new consultants would like help from the College in regard to CPD courses and e-learning.
A summary of the key findings can be found here : CCT class of 2010 - key findings
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