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West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust scores highest for training satisfaction in General Medical Council's national survey




West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has come out on top in a national survey for the second year running.

The trust scored the highest rating in the East of England for doctors’ overall training satisfaction in acute trusts in the General Medical Council’s national training survey.

This is the second year that the trust have received the highest score, with doctors at WSFT rating their overall satisfaction at 82 per cent - three per cent higher than last year.

Foundation trainee doctors at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, alongside medical education staff, Jan Bloomfield, director of workforce and communications, Stephen Dunn, chief executive, Dr Kaushik Bhowmick, foundation programme director, and Peter Harris, director of postgraduate medical education. (15182573)
Foundation trainee doctors at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, alongside medical education staff, Jan Bloomfield, director of workforce and communications, Stephen Dunn, chief executive, Dr Kaushik Bhowmick, foundation programme director, and Peter Harris, director of postgraduate medical education. (15182573)

Peter Harris, director of postgraduate medical education and consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, said: “Ensuring a great training experience for the NHS doctors of the future is so important.

“Many of my colleagues working behind the scenes across the organisation have worked hard to make it happen, including our brilliant clinical and educational supervisors, medical staffing team and education centre staff.”

Training and learning at the trust is carried out at the Drummond Education Centre, where staff have access to up-to-date research and can practise real-life scenarios on responsive dummies.

Dr Nick Jenkins, medical director, said: “We don’t rest on our laurels and since last year’s GMC results some of my colleagues have been working hard to improve the work-life balance and wellbeing of all doctors at our trust.”

He added: “We will also use the results to make improvements and will ensure our offer to trainees and our internal training programmes remain strong.”



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