National Training Surveys

NIMDTA is required to ensure maximum participation in the GMC Annual National Training Surveys. Trainees can also be asked to complete questionnaires and surveys by their respective Royal Colleges and Faculties; by Trainee organisations; and by Specialty organisations. Trainers can be continually bombarded with questionnaires and surveys from Royal Colleges, Specialty Organisations, Local Education Providers, Commercial Companies and the University.

The Quality Management Group has therefore taken the view that there is a risk of Survey Fatigue among the trainees and the trainers.

To promote local trainee and trainer responses to the GMC Annual National Training Surveys and to reduce the risk of ‘survey fatigue’, the Quality Management Group has therefore decided that NIMDTA would only ask trainees to complete two surveys (the GMC Annual National Trainee Survey and an end of year placement survey for the Deanery).  Trainers are asked to complete only one survey (GMC Annual National Trainer Survey) in each year.  Trainees will also be surveyed before/after Deanery visits to LEPs or in response to concerns.

Full details of the questions contained in this years trainee and trainer surveys can be found below:

Additional surveys can only be sent to trainees via NIMDTA in exceptional circumstances after a request to the Quality Management Group with supporting evidence.

The End of Year Trainee Survey is a validated trainee questionnaire which is completed on line within the last 6 weeks of the training year to avoid competition with the GMC Annual National Trainee Survey.  It has been introduced to provide an internal measure of trainee satisfaction with their training.


The results:

  • Can be analysed by Specialty School and by Local Education Provider.
  • Are fed into the Deanery Quality Management Risk Grid and are scrutinised at the Quality Management Group.
  • Are provided to the Local Education Providers and Specialty Schools
  • Are used as an information source by the Deanery Visiting Teams.
The results of the annual survey are made available on the GMC Website.

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