CCT follow up study
What happens to new CCT holders in paediatrics after they receive their certificate? The College is undertaking a longitudinal study to look at the career outcomes for paediatricians shortly after their recommendation for CCT.
There is some concern 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.
The College's CCT follow up survey aims to monitor these concerns and to answer the following questions:
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 first survey involved those who obtained their CCT/CESRT in 2010. Work is currently underway to follow up with those who obtaine certification in 2011 and 2012 and we expect to publish findings in December 2013.
CCT class of 2010 - where are they now?
This survey was undertaken from November 2011 to April 2012 and achieved an 82% response rate.
- 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.
The report of the survey findings can be downloaded in full here:
A summary of the key findings can be found here : CCT class of 2010 - key findings (PDF, 2 pages, 43.19KB)
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