Feedback is extremely important to us. It is only by gathering feedback from our trainees that we have been able to improve the standards of our programs and your training experience. For this reason the GMC trainee Survey is very valuable to us and its results have allowed us to improve a number of areas.
Here are some of the highlights from this years survey. Results are out of the 20 UK Deaneries.
- North of Scotland GPSTs are the second most satisfied overall with the GP component of their training - pipped at the post by SW Peninsula
- North of Scotland GPSTs are the most satisfied overall with their educational supervision during the GP component of their training
- North of Scotland GPSTs are the most satisfied overall with the hospital component of their training
- North of Scotland GPSTs are the most satisfied overall with the clinical supervision during the hospital component of their training.
It has been as a result of the GMC survey that we have been able to improve the mix of posts in our training programs. Four years ago, whilst our trainees experience in the general practice component of their training ranked highest in the UK, the trainees experience in the hospital component was amongst the lowest in the UK. As a result of this feedback we have reorganised our hospital rotations to 4 months to give a greater spread of experience and have dropped the less useful posts. We have also worked closely with our hospital clinical supervisors to improve the learning experience of our trainees. As a result of this work our ranking in the UK has gradually risen over the last 4 years and we are pleased to be able to say that in this years survey our trainees feedback on the hospital component of GP training ranked us top of all UK Deaneries.
So a big thank you to our trainees for this valuable and positive feedback and don't take our word for how good the North Region Programs are, listen to our trainees!