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Training environments 2017: key findings from the national training surveys

Read our analysis

Over 53,000 doctors in training and 24,000 trainers gave us their views on the quality of UK medical training, and training environments across the UK.

Our analysis suggests that many trainers are going above and beyond to make sure that the quality of UK medical education and training isn’t sacrificed for service provision. While doctors in training are broadly satisfied with their training experience, trainers told us they’re under pressure, with many saying they don’t have the time and support they need to carry out this vital role.

Read our key findings report

Explore your local results

You can explore the results from the 2017 national training surveys in our online reporting tool. Data can be reviewed in a number of ways including by country, training organisation, employer, site or specialty. For the survey of doctors in training, it is also possible to look at results for up to six years, to help identify trends and issues.

Get involved

In 2017, over 10,000 doctors offered to help us develop the national training surveys by giving us feedback on new and updated questions.

If you are a doctor in training or a trainer, and are interested in helping us with this work, please email us at