Central Manchester Foundation Trust scoops prestigious national training award
Central Manchester Foundation Trust's International Induction
Programme has won 'Internal Learning Solution of the Year' in The
Learning Awards 2015, a national ceremony that recognises
excellence in organisational Learning and Development.
The 'Innovative Training and Support Programme for International
Doctors' fought off tough competition from across the globe,
beating organisations such as Sainsbury's, GlaxoSmithKline,
Telephonica, Legal & General and LV to win the award, a
national level award organised by the Learning & Performance
The Trust's success was a result of the introduction of a
bespoke online training programme for new international doctors to
provide them with enhanced information and knowledge on social,
ethical, legal, professional and patient safety aspects of patient
care and UK clinical practice, before they begin providing direct
patient care for the NHS.
The 18 module programme is underpinned by a support system
of peer buddies and educational supervisors, to help the transition
into UK clinical practice. Last year, 36 international
doctors completed the programme and there has been an increasing
interest from various organisations and national bodies to adopt it
as best practice. 95% of doctors stated that the training
would be useful in enhancing the patient care they
It has been estimated that the programme will save the
organisation approximately £21,000 a year compared to delivering
face to face training.
This year's awards had record number of submissions from
individuals and organisations and the winners were selected from a
competitive field of entrants, all of whom demonstrated exceptional
vision and depth in providing learning solutions with a proven
business impact. The ceremony was hosted by Claudia
Winkleman at The Dorchester, London.
PHOTO: Claudia Winkleman, Dr. Sujesh Bansal (on
behalf of CMFT's Postgraduate Medical Education Department), Stuart
Martin, Director, QA.