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Musgrove announced as “Best performing acute local education provider for doctors in training” - 11 December 2014

Musgrove announced as “Best performing acute local education provider for doctors in training” - 11 December 2014

Best Performing Local Education Provider For Junior Doctors In The RegionMusgrove Park Hospital has received the highest “overall satisfaction” score within the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education area for the second year in a row in the recent (2014) General Medical Council (GMC) national training survey. 

National training surveys are a core part of the work that the GMC carries out each year to monitor the quality of medical education and training in the UK. The purpose of the survey is to gather feedback from trainees to help local education providers such as hospitals and general practices (GP) improve their training practice.

All trainee doctors are asked to complete the survey reporting their training experience in the hospital they are working in, and 100% of trainee doctors in Taunton responded.

The survey headlines results in the form of green flags (positive outliers) and red flags (negative outliers).  Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust received 14 green flags in specialty areas spanning across the hospital, including medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, ophthalmology and trauma and orthopaedics.

Musgrove Park Hospital received only two red flags in the report and the education faculty is already working hard to try to bring this down to zero for 2015.

Dr Jane Thurlow, director of medical education, said: “We are extremely proud. These results are a credit to all the staff at the hospital that play a role in training and supporting our trainee doctors. I believe that this tells us that we are an excellent regional training facility for producing tomorrow’s doctors.”

The Foundation Programme, which encompasses the most recently-qualified trainees, performed exceptionally well and the Taunton foundation programme directors have been asked to make a presentation to the Regional Foundation School in Bristol later this year.

Pictured are: Trainee doctors running through a medical emergency in the simulation suite - one of the training facilities within Musgrove Park Hospital.