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HEE statement on GMC National training survey and training pathways report

9 July 2018

The GMC 2018 national training surveys initial findings report and training pathways report can be found here.

Professor Wendy Reid Executive Director of Education and Quality & National Medical Director, Health Education England said:

Health Education England recognises the issues that the latest GMC national training survey raises. We know that being a junior doctor is rewarding, but it is also challenging, and can be more stressful when there is poor rota planning or lack of support.

HEE is committed to improving the quality of education and training for doctors. We have recently published two reports on Enhancing Junior Doctors Lives highlighting the two-way engagement we have had with this crucial group of doctors, asking them about the changes they wanted to see. Over this past year we have developed, trialled and embedded further improvements, working alongside doctors in training, their representatives, and our partners across the NHS.

HEE continues to focus on improving the lives of doctors in training, engaging with trainee doctors and the wider NHS. This includes work on the Health and Wellbeing Review led by Sir Keith Pearson, to explore some of the causes of these important issues trainees and learners are telling us they have. The interim report with initial findings and recommendations will be published later this month.

To do all this effectively we need support and collaboration, as well as challenge when things need improvement, from the whole NHS and medical profession. HEE has been working with others, including the GMC, BMA JDC, NHS Employers, and the AoMRC to address the challenges that have been highlighted