Working in the Specialty

The Society works closely with the Royal Colleges, the JRCPTB, the Centre for Workforce Intelligence and other organisations and individuals to provide relevant and accurate information and data for and about those working in the specialty of respiratory medicine. 

The BTS Specialty Workforce Committee oversees the Society’s programme of workforce related activities, which are complemented by the work of the BTS Specialist Trainees Advisory Group (STAG) and the BTS Nurse Advisory Group (NAG). The Chairs of both advisory groups serve on BTS Council and other members are engaged in work in all of the BTS main Committees and Advisory Groups, Guideline Groups and Working Parties.

 

Respiratory Medicine Workforce Review 2017

The 2017 Respiratory Medicine Workforce Review provides a summary of key issues facing those working in respiratory medicine in secondary care. 

The 2017 Review is informed by the information obtained from the 2017 respiratory medicine workforce survey relating to recruitment and retention to respiratory medicine consultant posts.  The Survey report is available here.

 

Working in Respiratory Medicine

‘If you are considering a career in respiratory medicine then you are choosing a specialty which combines real patient care, good communication skills, procedural skills with a team based approach which is truly satisfying’ Dr Najib Rahman

 

Working in Academic Respiratory Medicine

'Being able to be involved in the care of people living with respiratory disease is such a special thing....academic medicine adds something else, it enables us to add a little bit to the sum of human knowledge and thats a very special thing to be involved with' Dr John Hurst

To see our dedicated webpages for specific areas of work, select the thumbnails at the bottom of the page.

BTS membership

If you are keen to work in the specialty it is never to soon to join!  We offer very reasonable medical student and foundation years membership rates, attractive membership benefits to a multi-disciplinary membership (over 3,000), and you can also join the ERS for an addittional £20 a year.