General Medical Council
Regulating doctors, ensuring good medical practice
16 Jul 2012
The GMC has published its key findings report on the annual national survey of trainee doctors.
This year, 95% of trainees in the UK responded to the online survey, the highest response rate since the first survey in 2005.
The survey gives a snapshot of the quality of medical education and training at a national level and gives us an indication of where we need to concentrate our work to bring about improvements to the quality of training.
The survey also gives information to postgraduate deaneries and local education providers to help them improve the quality of training in their own area.
Overall, despite the current financial pressures, the 2012 survey paints a generally positive picture of trainee doctors’ perceptions of the quality of training, although there remain significant concerns in some key areas, including the quality of induction, handover, feedback, assessment and the quality of the experience some trainees are receiving in their posts.
The GMC will work with senior doctors, managers and medical educators to bring about improvement and change.
For further details see:
National training survey 2012: key findings
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