North Bristol NHS Trust training best in the West

Friday, 14 July, 2017

Our junior doctors celebrated the news that their training has come up top today at their educational meeting.

Medical Director Chris Burton with Trainee of the Year Charlotte Thompson

The latest national data released by the General Medical Council shows that junior doctors at NBT are the most satisfied in the region in relation to the quality of education and training they receive.

The annual survey looks at patient safety, quality of supervision amongst other things and showed that overall satisfaction is above the national average and has been increasing year on year.

At today’s Medical Grand Round junior doctors were presented with an award for their Quality Improvement Projects.

Medical director Chris Burton with junior doctor Nicola Kelly

Junior doctor Nicola Kelly received the award on behalf of her group for their project which aimed to improve the identification of patients requiring end of life care. The work was specifically focused on patients who had suffered from hip fractures.

We also for the first time presented a Supervisor of the Year award to Dr Kay Spooner and a special award to Charlotte Thompson, Foundation Trainee for excellence throughout the year.

Director of Medical Education and Associate Specialist in Dermatology, Katherine Finucane said: “I am proud to see that NBT has the best overall satisfaction in the region in the GMC National Training Survey. There has been a lot of work by the postgraduate education team, education leads and all supervisors to make sure that trainees get a great education while being supported in their departments.”