Speaking on to the publication of the Shape of Training Report the Academy said:
“The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges congratulates Professor Greenaway on the “Shape of Training” report and expresses strong support for the underlying principles.
Colleges particularly welcome the move towards generalism and the greater flexibility in the context of maintaining a UK wide system of medical education, whilst still appreciating the outstanding improvements that have been made to patient care through specialisation over the previous decades.
There are, of course, many issues still to be resolved and some of these will be thorny. Royal College and Academy involvement in addressing these is essential.
The Academy and Colleges are, however, absolutely committed to working with others to ensure the recommendations are implemented in an effective and practical manner."