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GMC SURVEY 2019 - a significant improvement in all measures on trainee and trainer feedback

24 July 2019


This year has seen a significant improvement in all measures on trainee and trainer feedback for Southern Health NHS foundation trust according the GMC survey 2019.

With regard to the trainee survey, for the Trust overall, all outcomes rated within the national average (no ‘red’ (below average) outliers), with high ratings for overall satisfaction, supervision and teaching.  There were particular highlights for the following specialties and programmes:

  • learning disability psychiatry has 4 areas that are outstanding compared to the national average (including supportive environment);
  • old age psychiatry for reporting systems, also rating highly for overall satisfaction;
  • general adult psychiatry has high ratings for supervision;
  • the GP programme in psychiatry has 5 ratings above national average
  • and the FY1 programme no less than 7 ratings above the national average;
  • The GP in medicine programme has seen four highlights (above national average) including supportive environment and overall satisfaction.

Sites have seen significant improvements as well, in particular: Antelope house, Western Hospital, Melbury lodge, Parklands hospital, Ravenswood house – scoring highly on overall satisfaction and other measures.

Trainer development rated above the national average at 80%, with all other outcomes rating within the national average (ie there were no “red” outliers, below average).

Whilst there remains some specific work to be done in particular areas, the results are hugely encouraging. Well done to trainees for their hard work, for their engagement in educational programmes, for providing useful feedback and to all supervisors, tutors, teaching staff and other staff who have worked so hard to contribute towards the ongoing development and training of our future medical workforce. Thank you to all our Trainers and clinical supervisors for supporting our Doctors in Training, and to those who contributed to the National Trainer Survey.

Stefan Gleeson, DME (Director of Medical Education)

 October 2019.

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