A news-style programme exploring how the doctors of the future are developing
In a unique communications partnership, the Royal Society of Medicine and ITN Productions have launched a news and current affairs-style programme entitled ‘Doctors of the Future’.
The four-part programme examines key factors that will shape the healthcare of tomorrow – training, the widening of participation in healthcare careers, the increasing use of digital technology and continuing research and collaboration.
Introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, the programme features key industry interviews and news-style reports, along with sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations in the sector.
Widening access to medical careers is a key concern of the Royal Society of Medicine, which is currently working with schools on a pilot project designed to offer support and career guidance to students throughout their time at secondary school. In an interview with Natasha Kaplinsky, Mr Babulal Sethia, President of the Royal Society of Medicine, and Dr Fiona Moss, Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine, emphasise the importance of fostering a culture of aspiration to attract young people from different backgrounds in to the healthcare professions.
A total of eleven sponsored news-style reports feature in ‘Doctors of the Future’, including reports by NHS Education for Scotland, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Institute of Medical Education and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).