In a national survey, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) trainees have ranked Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust highly for the training it provides, with particular praise for the supportive environment and clinical supervision they receive.
Trainees gave high marks for the clinical supervision at Gateshead Health, with 96% being satisfied with the level and quality of supervision they received. In particular, they ranked clinical supervision during out of hours cover at the trust as the best in the country.
The survey also found that O&G trainees said that the trust offered a supportive environment in which to learn and develop. 80% of respondents agreed, ranking the supportive environment in Gateshead 11th nationally, out of 147 O&G units.
Overall, the survey findings suggest that O&G trainees are satisfied with their training at the trust, giving it a satisfaction score of almost 80%.
Ian Aird Clinical Lead for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Gateshead Health and Head of School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Health Education England North East and North Cumbria said:
“The results of the survey are very encouraging. We are committed to providing our trainees with the best possible experience, and these results show that we are on the right track,”
“We will continue to listen to our O&G trainees and make improvements where necessary, to ensure they receive the high-quality training they deserve. We want trainees to be confident in their career prospects, to secure future specialists who can deliver high quality care to patients.”
The survey, which was conducted by the General Medical Council between April and May 2023, involved more than 70,000 trainees from all aspects of General Practice and specialty training. It included 147 O&G training units across the country. The overall satisfaction ranks the trust as 33rd out of 147 nationally.