The North East and North Cumbria are top of the class for postgraduate medical training once again, the 2018 survey of junior doctors has revealed.
Junior doctors, who are training in hospitals, GP practices and other healthcare settings, ranked the region as number one in England in 16 of 18 indicators in the annual national training survey published by the General Medical Council.
The number one ranking secures the region as providing some of the best postgraduate medical training in the UK, and is an improvement on last year’s survey when the region was ranked number one in 15 of 17 indicators. The North East and North Cumbria has also been number one for overall satisfaction for six out of the past seven years.
Areas where the region ranked number one include overall satisfaction, regional teaching, reporting systems, rota design, clinical and educational supervision, supportive environment, workload, teamwork, adequate experience and curriculum coverage.
The GMC National Training Surveys are organised and managed by the GMC and are facilitated by Deaneries and HEE local offices throughout the UK.
The Trainee Survey has been running annually since 2007 and now forms part of the evidence base for the GMC’s Quality Improvement Framework and provides a snapshot of trainee opinions and views of the training posts and programmes in each deanery/HEE local office. The deanery/HEE local office uses the responses from the surveys to identify areas of concern to be investigated or areas of good practice which can be shared to improve training throughout Health Education North East.
We have used the GMC Survey results to produce a number of ranking and trend reports to support local quality management. All reports can be view here