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CMFT becomes the leading teaching Trust in the North West for trainees

We are now the top-ranked large hospital Trust in the North West for trainee satisfaction, according to the results of the General Medical Council (GMC) Annual Trainee Survey carried out in April.

The Trust has made significant improvements in its ranking for overall satisfaction since the 2009 survey, and as a result has moved from the third quartile to the first quartile in the region. This means we are now the leading North West teaching hospital Trust for trainees.
The survey asked trainees to respond to a series of questions on the following themes:
  • Patient Safety
  • Quality assurance, review and evaluation
  • Delivery of curricula including assessments
  • Support and development of trainees, trainers and local faculty
  • Educational resources and capacity
We are positioned as:
  • The top-ranked teaching hospital in North West
  • The highest level of confidence in the statistics in the North West due to the return rate
  • Improvement from third quartile of rankings in 2009 to the first quartile in 2010
  • We continue to be above the national average for trainee satisfaction year on year

Areas which show significant (2 or more) areas of good practice include:

Adequate experience and access to study leave
Intensive Care Medicine                   
Overall satisfaction and hours of education
General Medicine                                               
Handover, feedback and hours of education
O&G GP Programme                          
Induction and handover
The GMC annual Trainee Survey is an important component of the GMC Quality Framework, which helps those involved with training to ensure it is delivered to the national standards required.
Dr Julian Wright, Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, said: “This is an excellent result and reflects the high value placed on education and training by the Trust.”