Musgrove Park rated best in the South West for doctor training - 15 August 2016

Musgrove Park rated best in the South West for doctor training - 15 August 2016

Trainee doctors at Musgrove Park have given the hospital the highest overall satisfaction scores of all acute hospitals in the South West for the training they receive.

The result, from this year’s General Medical Council National Training Survey, also showed that the hospital rated green in 18 areas (rated in the top quarter of hospitals nationally), however there were also a number of areas rated as red – meaning the hospital was in the bottom quarter of responses for that question.

Speaking of the results, Dr Stuart Walker, medical director at Musgrove, said: “The results from this survey are really valuable in helping us understand where we are doing well and where we can improve with the training we are providing.

“We are really proud to rank highest for overall satisfaction, and to have been rated as one of the top performing hospitals in so many areas. However, we are always looking to improve and therefore we need to look at the detail behind these scores, and particularly the ones where we didn’t score quite so well, so that we can continue to develop our training programme to be the best it can be for our trainee doctors.”

Jane Thurlow, director of medical education, said: “We are all extremely proud of these results and celebrate our success. We take training and education of our junior doctors seriously here at Musgrove and this is reflected in these results. Despite performing well and above average in many areas and specialties we continue to strive to improve in all areas within the trust to maintain a centre of excellence for medical education and training within the south west.”

The survey gathers feedback from trainees undertaking postgraduate medical training, in order to monitor the quality of medical education and training in the UK. This year, for the first time in some years, trainers were also surveyed.

The trainee survey has 85 core questions, with additional questions included from relevant educational bodies for specific programmes. The questions are linked to 15 indicators, including overall satisfaction, clinical supervision, handover, induction, adequate experience, supportive environment, work load and feedback. TSFT got a mean average) satisfaction score of 83.57, which was the highest in the South West.

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