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Key downloadable documents for the national training survey

This page contains a list of quick links to all the resources to support delivery of the national training survey.

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2018 briefing notes

Briefing note  Link
Updating programme specific questions for 2018 Note 1 (pdf)
Best practice guidelines for question writing Annex A (pdf)

2017 briefing notes

Briefing note  Link
Updating programme specific questions for 2017 Note 1 (pdf) 
Best practice guidelines for question writing Annex A (pdf)
2017 data collection & survey timeline Note 2 (pdf)
Changes to questionnaire in 2017 Note 3 (pdf)
Generic and demographic final questionnaire Annex A (pdf)
Programme specific questions: Foundation programme Annex B (pdf)
Generic and demographic questionnaire for clinical and educational supervisors Annex C (pdf)
Managing survey comments Note 4 (pdf)
Sharing comments with local education providers Annex A (pdf)
FAQs for local education provides Annex B (pdf)
Changes to survey reporting in 2017 Note 5 (pdf)

2016 briefing notes

Briefing note Link
Updating programme specific questions for 2016  Note 1 (pdf)
Best practice guidelines for question writing

Annex A (pdf)

2016 data collection & survey timeline Note 2 (pdf)
Changes to questionnaire in 2016 Note 3 (pdf)
Generic and demographic final questionnaire Annex A (pdf)
Programme specific questions: Foundation programme Annex B (pdf)
Generic and demographic questionnaire for clinical and educational supervisors Annex C (pdf)
Managing survey comments Note 4 (pdf)
Sharing comments with local education providers Annex A (pdf)
FAQs for local education providers Annex B (pdf)
Changes to reporting for 2016 Note 5 (pdf)

2015 briefing notes

Briefing note Link
Updating programme specific questions for 2015 Note 1 (pdf)
Best practice guidelines for question writing Annex A (pdf)
2015 data collection & survey timeline Note 2 (pdf)
Changes to questionnaire in 2015 Note 3 (pdf)
Generic and demographic final questionnaire Annex A (pdf)
Programme specific questions: Foundation Programme Annex B (pdf)
Managing survey comments Note 4 (pdf)
Sharing comments with local education providers Annex A (pdf)
FAQs for local education providers Annex B (pdf)
Royal College participation in the NTS comments process Annex C (pdf)
Changes to survey reporting in 2015 Note 5 (pdf)
NTS 2015 information for local education providers Note (pdf)
NTS 2015 information for responsible officers

Note (pdf)

2014 briefing notes

Briefing note Link
Question setting guide for 2014 Note 1 (pdf)
2014 data collection & survey timeline Note 2 (pdf)
Changes to questionnaire in 2014 Note 3 (pdf)
Generic and demographic final questionnaire Annex A (pdf)
Programme specific questions: Foundation Programme Annex B (pdf)
Patient safety and bullying and undermining comments management process for 2014 Note 4 (pdf)
Guidance for liaising with local education providers Annex A (pdf)
FAQs for local education providers Annex B (pdf)
Changes to survey reporting in 2014 Note 5 (pdf)

2013 briefing notes

Briefing note Link
Question setting guide for 2013 Note 1 (pdf)
Data collection guide for 2013 Note 2 (pdf)
Changes to questionnaire in 2013 Note 3 (pdf)
Generic and demographic final questionnaire Annex A (pdf)
Programme specific questions: Foundation Programme Annex B (pdf)
Patient safety management plan for 2013 Note 4 (pdf)
2013 non-immediate patient safety concerns process map Annex A (pdf)
2013 immediate patient safety concerns process map Annex B (pdf)
Reporting the 2013 survey Note 5 (pdf)

2012 briefing notes

2012 Briefing note 5 and annex continue to be helpful, as they explain the decisions we took in developing the survey from 2011 to 2012

Briefing note Link
Changes to the questionnaire for 2012 Note 5 (pdf)
The 2012 questionnaire Annex A (pdf)
Key dates for the 2012 trainee survey Note 4 (pdf)