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The National Education and Training Survey (NETS)

The NETS 2023 is now open and closes on 28 November. 

You can complete the survey by clicking here.


About the NETS 

The NETS is the only national survey open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees undertaking a practice placement or training post in healthcare as part of their education and training programme. 

The survey gathers opinions from students and trainees about their time working and training in practice placements and training posts, asking them to provide feedback on what worked well and what they think could be improved. 

Every survey response, across every profession and location, counts and helps to improve the experience of current and future students and trainees. 


Why is the NETS important?

The NETS is the voice of the current and future healthcare workforce. By understanding their experience, we can work together to ensure that all individuals are supported to learn and train in safe and inclusive learning environments.

• NHS England Education Quality teams triangulate NETS results with multiple education quality indicators, including other sources of learner feedback and soft intelligence, to form a comprehensive picture of the multi-professional practice learning environment. Together, this information is used to identify areas of good practice in addition to emerging and escalating concerns at a national, regional, organisation and professional level.

• The NETS helps provides to measure the standards through which their delivery of education and training is assessed as part of the NHS Education Contract. It provides insights to enable a targeted approach to quality improvement, with the benefits to recruitment, retention and workforce satisfaction that this will bring.

• Recent NETS results have helped to inform our work to eliminate inequalities in education and training and how we will work with providers to mitigate emerging and escalating concerns and promote the spread and adoption of good practice. You can view the Deans' Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report 2023 by clicking here.

• The NETS results support the delivery of significant and sustainable improvements in education and training, student attrition reduction and improve the overall learner experience.

Click here for a selection of marketing materials to help promote the NETS 2023. 


NETS Reporting