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GMC national training survey deadline extended

Trainees can share their views by completing the GMC national training survey which has now been extended until midday Thursday 16 May 2024.

The National Trainee Survey is an annual survey commissioned and administered by the General Medical Council (GMC).

The purpose of the survey is to gather feedback from trainees to help local education providers such as hospitals and general practices improve their training practice. It also helps postgraduate deaneries and local offices manage training programmes, which are usually delivered across a number of different local education providers (LEPs). The GMC highlight results that are significantly above or below the average to help identify areas for investigation.

The trainee survey is comprised of a set of generic questions which test trainees’ perceptions of training providers’ compliance with the GMC standards. In addition, the survey contains specialty specific questions set by Royal Colleges and Faculties which test trainees' perceptions of the quality of delivery of the curricula. It is a unique opportunity for managers of training programmes to hear the views of their trainees.

Dr Mike Jones, Medical Director for Training and Development, advocates that ''the JRCPTB is very supportive of the GMC’s annual survey and regards it as a critical tool in quality management. I know that there are trainee concerns about multiple surveys that contribute to ‘survey fatigue’ however the GMC NTS provides the only consistent set of UK-wide quality indicators and therefore I encourage trainees to complete the survey by the deadline of midday Thursday 16th May 2024''.