Are newly qualified doctors prepared to provide supportive and end-of-life care? A survey of Foundation Year 1 doctors and consultants

Objective: To establish whether Foundation Year 1 (FY1) doctors in Edinburgh are sufficiently  prepared to deliver generalist palliative care, with a view to informing developments in  undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

Methods: Questionnaires were sent to FY1 doctors and to supervising consultants. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five FY1 doctors.