Trust ranks top

We have been rated number one Trust in the North East and 6th nationally following a survey conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC) which sees junior doctors provided feedback on their experiences at the Trust

The GMC National Training Survey provides valuable insight into training programmes for junior doctors across the UK and results are used to identify areas of good practice which can be shared to improve best practice and training, as well as areas for concern that may need to be improved on.

Commenting on the results Bryan O’Leary, associate director of medical development, said: “We are really pleased to be ranked number one in the North East for the fifth year in a row and to also improve our rating from 10th to 6th on a national scale is excellent. The results are testament to the dedication and hard work of our medical development team, clinical and educational supervisors and the wider faculty of tutors.

“As a Trust we aim to recruit, develop and retain a skilled, compassionate and motivated workforce that can provide excellent service and care to our service users. We hope that by achieving such impressive results more junior doctors and health care professionals will choose to join our Trust on a permanent basis.”

“Our consistent performance over the last five years has been assisted by the external support and challenge provided by Namita Kumar, Dean, and her team at Health Education England, working across North East and North Cumbria and this has proved invaluable”. In recent years, we have also developed strong relationships with David Eadington in Health Education England, working across Yorkshire and the Humber and we look forward to benefiting jointly in the future from their guidance and challenge.