Policy paper

Stocktake of the obstetrics and gynaecology workforce

A stocktake review on the fully trained obstetrics and gynaecology workforce in England.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Securing the future workforce supply: obstetrics and gynaecology stocktake

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This stocktake review of the obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) workforce in England, has a particular focus on fully trained obstetricians and gynaecologists with a certificate of completion of training (CCT holders), typically employed as consultants.

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) has estimated the future level of workforce supply that would be needed to maintain current levels of O&G service on a per-patient basis. It has also considered the number of higher specialty training numbers required to ensure supply is broadly in balance with expected patient demand by the end of the projection period (2028).

Additionally, the CfWI has also provided an estimate about the O&G workforce that would be required to deliver a robust consultant-led 7 day service.

Published 1 January 2015