Press release

NHS Employers responds to the GMC national training survey

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers responds to the GMC's national training survey.

11 July 2023


Responding to the General Medical Council (GMC) national training survey, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, part of the NHS Confederation, said:

“Employers will be pleased to see that trainees continue to regard their training as being of a high quality and have supportive workplaces, and this is a tribute to all those colleagues who assist doctors with their learning.

"They will be equally concerned however by the stark findings around wellbeing and behaviour.

“With nearly a quarter of trainees measured to be at high risk of burnout, employers will be keen to see the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan implemented swiftly, to enable the recruitment of more staff, help spread the workload and free up more time for training.

“All staff should feel valued, supported and able to speak up to challenge negative and inappropriate behaviours, and the feedback from trainees in this survey shows that there is more to be done to help them feel safe and respected. 

"Employers and clinical leaders will continue to prioritise work to tackle discrimination - especially racism, sexism and homophobia - to further improve working and learning environments across the NHS.”