It can take up to 15 years from graduation, without pause, for a doctor to complete training and be entered onto the specialist register, and there are many reasons why a doctor may take time out of programme.

During the last five years, at any given time, there were approximately 5,000 – or 10% – of postgraduate doctors taking approved time out of programme. This is a normal and expected part of many doctors’ progression through training, and should be recognised as such.

The 2016 Acas junior doctors’ contract agreement committed Health Education England (HEE) to develop innovative, evidence-based initiatives to “remove as far as possible the disadvantage of those who take time out due to, for example, caring responsibilities.”

~ Health Education England, Supported Return To Training

Quesmed is proud to have partnered with Health Education England to develop an Intelligent Question Bank to help support trainees returning to training at a Senior House Officer level.

Ques is an intelligent question platform that supports the return of junior doctors to work by providing relevant, interactive and personalised material that accelerates learning using the latest in technology and cognitive science.

In collaboration with junior doctors, we have developed a 600 question resource to help doctors remember key concepts and facts that they are likely to encounter as they are returning to training.

The system monitors your progress and you get a daily personalised feed to test yourself on concepts you’re find more difficult!

The question resource is free to use  – just sign up with your email address and start learning!

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