CEM trainers are getting more and more people involved in the healthcare profession.
But what about the young?
The number of CEMs aged between 18 and 34 in the UK has risen from 11,400 in 2017 to 27,800 in 2020, according to the latest data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
The data shows that more than two-thirds of Cem trainees are between 18-24 years old.
It’s not just young people who are finding CEM training challenging.
The survey of CEMS trainees also found that almost three-quarters of those surveyed were not employed, while more than half of respondents had been unemployed for less than two years.
But CEM trainer and senior consultant Professor Richard Williams said young people were finding the profession more challenging because they don’t have the same experience of working in the medical profession as their elders.
“The way I think of it is that for most people in the industry, they’ve been through the same thing, and they’re used to working in a highly regulated environment,” he said.
“They have a lot of experience of dealing with regulatory issues and making decisions.”
So they have a very high level of experience in dealing with healthcare professionals, and if they don.y.t have that, then they don.
“The average age of a CEM is 26, which is more than double that of its colleagues in the profession.
Professor Williams said the industry was also getting older.”
I think it’s getting harder for young people.”