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National training survey

The National Trainee Survey is an annual survey commissioned and administered by the General Medical Council (GMC).  The survey has been in place since 2010.

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 manage training programmes, which are usually delivered across a number of different local education providers (LEPs).  The GMC use red and green colour coding to 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, and specialty specific questions set by Royal Colleges and Faculties which test their 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.