Doctors in training say overall satisfaction high but concerns remain – General Medical Council [UK] – 23 June 2014
“Doctors in training, who provide much of the NHS’s frontline care, are generally satisfied with the support and education they receive, according to a major survey by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Overall satisfaction remains high, particularly in general practice and anaesthetics training, but there are still concerns where trainees feel problems at a local level have not improved after three years.
For the first time, the survey’s ‘reporting tool’ allows comparison of results over the last three years. This paints a richer picture of how education providers act on the views of doctors in training to bring about improvements in the quality of education.
In October deaneries and Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs) will report back to the GMC on how they plan to address the concerns identified in the survey.
The survey, one of the biggest of its kind in the world, received the highest response rate since it began eight years ago. More than 98 per cent of the 54,000 UK doctors in training gave their views on their medical education.
The report also includes case studies that show how postgraduate deans, medical royal colleges and faculties, and local education providers have used the results to make positive changes to training, particularly in the areas of educational supervision and handover.”
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