The General Medical Council (GMC) has published the national training survey results for 2020. More than 38,000 trainees and trainers completed this year’s survey. Many of the questions in this year’s survey related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key findings from the report show:
- 81 per cent of trainees and 88 per cent of trainers felt the pandemic had limited chances for trainees to gain required competencies.
- Trainees continued to rate their clinical supervision as good or very good (87 per cent), this is consistent with results from the past three national training surveys.
- 84 per cent of trainees and 74 per cent of trainers felt that their workplace encouraged a culture of teamwork between all healthcare professionals.
- 49 per cent of trainees and 45 per cent of trainers told us they either often or always felt worn out at the end of the working day.
- 51 per cent of trainees had concerns about their personal safety, or that of their colleagues. Of that group, half felt their concerns were addressed, and half felt they were only partially addressed, or not at all.
Despite the pressures caused by COVID-19, most reported their workplaces to be supportive, said they felt valued in their roles, and were working where a culture of teamwork was encouraged.
To find out more, download a full copy of the report from the GMC website.