GMC launches national trainee survey

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Hospital doctors

24 / 3 / 2015 3pm

The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched its annual national trainee survey for 2015. The survey seeks the views of over 50,000 junior doctors in the UK and is a key measure of the quality of postgraduate medical education and training.

Following on from concerns raised in last year's survey on the bullying and undermining of doctors in training, this years’ survey includes questions on:

  • the environment in which doctors are trained
  • if they are being treated fairly
  • if they are able to build confidence while in posts.

Bill McMillan, assistant director – medical pay and workforce at NHS Employers, said: This is an important annual survey that provides valuable information about perceptions and experiences of doctors in training on the quality of their training and their training environment. 

"Employers will want to encourage their doctors to take part. The survey enables important lessons to be learnt and acted on, to enable the training of doctors to be the best it can be, for the benefit of patients.“

The National Trainee Survey can be found on the GMC's website.

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