NHS professionals must start learning together, experts heard at a roundtable on the future of training. Alison Moore on a lively discussion that also included the non-clinical skills medics need – and the radical idea that we have too many doctors and nurses

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Roundtable participants

Alastair McLellan (chair), HSJ editor

Lisa Rodrigues, independent trustee at the NHS Confederation and chief executive at Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust

Dean Royles, director at NHS Employers

Paul Buckley, director of education and standards at the General Medical Council

Professor Robert Sneyd, dean at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Penny Newman, executive member at the National Association of Primary Care

Dr Alex Mayor, medical director at Plymouth Hospitals Trust

Lord Kakkar, professor of surgery at University College London

Professor Ray Playford, deputy vice-chancellor at Plymouth University

Caroline Langley, director of the academic department at the Royal Society of Medicine

Sibby Buckle, English Pharmacy Board

Oliver Colvile MP, Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Alison Seabeck MP, Plymouth Moor View

Professor Jane Dacre, chair at the GMC education and training committee

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