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National training surveys

The national training surveys are a core part of the work we carry out each year to monitor the quality of medical education and training in the UK.

Every year we run a comprehensive survey asking all doctors in training for their views about the training they are receiving. This is called the national trainee survey.

Next year we will be conducting a survey of doctors who provide training. You can read more about the national trainer survey.

This section also contains documents to help you complete the survey including briefing notes.

Survey news

2015 NTS reports updated

On 21 June 2015 we updated the NTS reporting tool to correct a data processing error affecting a small number of results for paediatric posts in London. No other survey results or reports have changed.

2016 national survey of trainers planned

In March next year we will roll out a new national survey of trainers alongside the annual survey of doctors in training.

2015 national training survey results

The 2015 national training survey closed on 6 May and the results are now available to view on our survey reports page.

We have more information on this year's reporting tool in briefing note 5 (pdf).

2014 trainer survey pilot key findings report

The 2014 trainer survey pilot key findings report (pdf) is now available.

2014 reports on patient safety and undermining

Read our reports highlighting issues raised in the 2014 national training survey.

Concerns about patient safety (pdf), includes an analysis of the patient safety concerns. Undermining (pdf) covers bullying and undermining behaviour and our plans to work with others to combat this kind of behaviour in clinical environments.