National training survey 2014: what do you think about your training?

This year’s annual national training survey launched on 26 March. As a doctor in training, this is your chance to have your say on the training you receive.

The survey results help deaneries, local education and training boards and local education providers recognise the aspects of the training they deliver that are working well; and to take action where results indicate a need for improvement.

Peter Dacombe is an ST3 in trauma and orthopaedics and currently a clinical fellow at the GMC:

“Nobody is better placed to feedback on the quality of postgraduate training than the doctors in training themselves, which makes the GMC national training survey a vital resource in the quality assurance postgraduate medical education in the UK. It provides valuable feedback which trainers and training programme directors can use to drive improvement at a local level, and highlights important patient safety issues which are then investigated and addressed.

As a surgical trainee I can find detailed information to guide the selection of future placements, as well as having the opportunity to shape the training received by future cohorts.”

The survey is quick and easy to take

NTS_2012_web_button_jpg_48541280The survey is easy to complete and takes 15–20 minutes. Log in to your GMC Online account after 26 March where your survey will be waiting for you. Please complete your survey by midday on 8 May 2014 to make sure your views count.

The survey gives us a unique chance to understand, reflect and improve the way we deliver your training. It’s important that we hear the views of all doctors in training, so we get an accurate a picture of the training we provide.

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