Diabetes UK works collaboratively with the Royal College of Physicians, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists and the Society for Endocrinology to produce the annual Diabetes and Endocrinology National Manpower Report.
The report summarises the results from a survey of diabetes and endocrinology consultant posts held across the UK.
Key findings from the survey include:
- The number of new appointments has remained fairly constant but the number of new consultant posts has gone down significantly (lowest ever).
- The recruitment for specialist training into diabetes endocrinology remains poor; the number of CCTs in coming years remains hard to predict and variable.
- Retirement posts are being replaced and the number of people retiring each year is stable.
- The rate of creation of new posts will continue to determine the overall balance.