Employers welcome GMC's doctor training survey


23 / 6 / 2014 9.27am

NHS Employers has welcomed the General Medical Council’s ‘National Training Survey 2014’ (23 June 2014) and its findings that overall satisfaction and standards are high.
Gill Bellord, director of employment relations and reward, said:
“This report is a useful tool which gives organisations enough detail to help them make targeted decisions about areas that can improve, as well as to see that standards and satisfaction are very high overall.
“The picture is one of continued improvement and this reflects the quality of local and national postgraduate education programmes.
“It is particularly good to see increases in satisfaction in the two specialties where we want to improve recruitment – Emergency Medicine and General Practice.
“Patient safety is, of course, paramount and it is encouraging to see improvements in induction, which helps ensure new doctors are capable from the beginning when giving care.
“Employers will note the issues about how integrated some trainees feel within their wider teams and will want to address this.”
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