GMC National Training Survey – still open…

The General Medical Council’s (GMC) 2022 national training survey is still open, so don’t miss out on an opportunity to share YOUR valuable feedback.

Who is the survey for?

The survey provides medical trainees and trainers in NI an important opportunity to voice views on postgraduate training and the results will give the GMC, medical education bodies, and employers the data they need to check that trainees are receiving high-quality training, and that trainers are supported in their roles.

The GMC is urging doctors at all levels and specialties, both supervising and training, to give their views.

How long will it take to complete the survey?

This year’s survey is optimised for mobile phone, tablet, or desktop computer and will take around 15 minutes to complete – and you can save and return to your answers at several points.

There is also a shorter 5 minute survey designed specifically for trainers. Questions cover topics such as:

  • Workloads and burnout
  • Time available to deliver, receive or catch-up on training
  • Access to break rooms and study spaces
  • The impact of incivility and rudeness in workplaces

You will need your GMC reference number and password to access the survey.

What will the survey achieve?

This year’s survey will provide vital information about the ongoing impact of the pandemic on doctors’ progression, work, and wellbeing.

Last year’s survey showed the quality of training remained high, despite intense pressures resulting from the pandemic. However, the wellbeing of trainees and those training them came into sharp focus as rising levels of burnout were reflected. The results are now being applied to ongoing workforce planning and future support for trainees, as the UK’s health systems begin to emerge from the pandemic.

Professor Colin Melville, the GMC’s Medical Director and Director of Education and Standards, said: “The pandemic is entering its third year, and will continue to impact healthcare for the foreseeable future. This survey is vital in giving us a year-on-year insight into how medical training is being affected. But, most importantly, it shines a spotlight on what can be done to support trainees and trainers at a local and national level. ‘We believe in promoting a culture of reflection and improvement across medical education and the more voices we hear from the more impact we can have.”

Complete your survey today by logging in to your GMC Online account or visit for more information about how your answers can drive change.