Specialty Respiratory Trainees
The BTS Specialty Trainee Advisory Group (STAG) page has been developed to provide resources and links which we think you will find useful. The STAG exists to represent and support you, so do get in touch if we think you can help. The Chair of the Group serves on BTS Council, ex-officio. Click here to view the current STAG membership.
BTS Committees and Specialist Advisory Groups
Many doctors enjoy working on BTS Committees and Specialist Advisory Groups (SAGs) during their training and gain valuable experience, contacts and friends in the process. There are also opportunities to work on various Guideline groups which provides a valuable source for learning and updating of knowledge. You can learn more about the Specialist Advisory Groups by attending the open meetings held during the BTS Winter Meeting.
The BTS website contains a treasure chest of educational resources and provides a wealth of evidence-based, authoritative information about common respiratory topics.
Respiratory Futures Trainees' Programme
Visit the Trainee's programme page for resources and tools relating to the SCE, leadership, management and QIP, research, and a spotlight on sub-speciality training. The complementary Trainees' forum is a constantly updating collection of the best educational resources online; full of useful ideas, web resources, news and discussions about important respiratory topics, inspired, refined and renewed by a community of enthusiastic respiratory trainees. You can access the forum here.
Trainee induction pack
The STAG has put together a trainee induction pack. This induction pack serves as a template for your regional induction pack. It is full of useful information about how to thrive as a respiratory trainee, as welll as highlighting common pitfalls that trainees face. Remember also to check the JRCPTB website for news about eportfolio and training issues. We are currently in the process of developing a guide with advice on making the transition to a consultant position.
A career 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
Please also see our information leaflet in the Related Documents list..
If you are not yet a BTS member, more information about the benefits of joining can be found here. For many trainees the savings on BTS courses more than pays for the membership fees. You can claim tax back on your BTS membership too; more information about tax issues for trainees is in the Related Documents list. BTS members can also enjoy European Respiratory Society membership for the heavily discounted rate of just £20.