The results show what is already well-known, acknowledged and currently subject to some improvement initiatives by NHS & HEE. This group of doctors value recognition of their roles above everything else, only <1/3 indicate a desire to obtain Specialist Certification (CESR) and are provided less supervision and opportunities to further their careers compared to other doctors. The BMA charter provide for a framework for Trusts and Primary care to work towards. The incivility they face in their jobs appears to be higher than any other group of doctors.
BAPIO is working closely with NHS, HEE and BMA to provide a voice to this group of doctors and improve their support, professional development, respect and recognition for their contribution.