Enhanced ED&I data on the progression of UK doctors in training

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today published its latest data on the progression of doctors in postgraduate medical education across the UK.

It comes after the regulator committed, in 2021, to eliminate discrimination, disadvantage and unfairness in medical education and training by 2031.

This year, for the first time, the data can be split by specific ethnicity groups. And results can be filtered by a wider range of characteristics, including religion and sexual orientation, giving greater insight into outcomes and experiences of doctors from different backgrounds. You can access the data using the online reporting tool

An accompanying report, Tackling disadvantage in medical education, explores the extent that inequalities persist, for example an 18 percentage point difference between the specialty exam pass rate of UK-trained black doctors and UK-trained white doctors. 

The report also considers good practice, and highlights the importance of evaluating interventions to enable a better understanding of initiatives that successfully support trainees from different backgrounds.