For consecutive year junior doctors rate NNUH best in the East
For the second year running, junior doctors at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have rated it highest for overall satisfaction in the East of England in a national training survey.
Every year the General Medical Council (GMC) asks every doctor in postgraduate training what they think about the quality of their training. The results of the survey help local education providers such as hospitals and general practices improve their training practice. Results are also used by the GMC to monitor the quality of medical education and training in the UK.
All 364 trainees at the NNUH took part in the 2014 National Teaching Survey. NNUH scored the highest for overall satisfaction out of the 18 acute trusts in the East of England with a score of 81.96, up on 81.84 last year.
Questions in the survey covered teaching, educational supervision, clinical supervision, inductions, workload, feedback, experience and handovers during shifts.
To measure overall satisfaction, junior doctors were asked about how they rate the quality of teaching, the clinical supervision they receive, the experience they gain, how they would describe the post to a friend who was thinking of applying for it and how useful the post will be for their future career.
Richard Smith, Consultant Obstetrician, and Director of Medical Education, said: We are delighted to have achieved the highest results for overall satisfaction in the East of England once again. Our teams work incredibly hard to deliver high quality training across a range of departments in the hospital. Junior doctors play an important role in providing frontline care to our patients so we are pleased that these results show that they feel they are receiving excellent training. We always review feedback from our trainees to look for ways to improve the training we offer.”