Diabetes UK works collaboratively with the Royal College of Physicians to produce the annual Diabetes UK/RCP Diabetes and Endocrinology National Manpower Report. The report surmises the results from a survey of diabetes and endocrinology consultants posts held across the UK.
Findings from the 2013 survey were presented at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2014 and the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists' Spring Meeting 2014.
Key findings from the survey include:
- The number of new consultant appointments has remained constant but the number of new consultant posts has gone down significantly.
- There are currently few vacancies which remain unfilled.
- Retirement vacancies do not look likely to vary much in the coming years, and the rate of creation of new posts will determine the true expansion.