Although doctors are given e-mail addresses by their trusts, audits have shown that doctors in training often do not use them, and have to discontinue them anyway when they move on. Hotmail and other accounts are not always secure or spam-free, and are often changed, and so it is very difficult to keep an e-mail list up to date for hundreds of doctors. In addition their spam filters may block e-mails from STFS or specialty recruitment.

It is important for STFS to be able to e-mail trainees to provide information about job applications, GMC registration etc. Currently is the default e-mail address for correspondence unless another secure and reliable address is agreed. If you have any concerns about STFS communicating with you in this way, please contact the London and South East PGMDE Support Portal