Doctors receive a number of surveys about healthcare and training throughout their career. Completing them is considered to be part of a doctor's professional responsibility. Survey results are used by us and various bodies to develop an overall picture of posts and programmes, assess, inspect and improve varying aspects of postgraduate medical training.
The various surveys undertaken during a trainee's time with us form an integral part of our Quality Framework, providing primary information on the training being provided and the experience of junior doctors in the Peninsula. Conversely, surveys provide doctors with the opportunity to voice their satisfaction and concerns and help shape the delivery of postgraduate medical education and training within the South West.
Typical surveys undertaken by Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education include:
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- GMC National Training Survey (NTS)
All surveys used by us are reported back in an anonymised format. The only instance in which an individual will be identified is if they have failed to complete the survey (and will therefore receive a reminder), if a significant area of concern has been highlighted, e.g. a patient safety issue, or if the individual has provided free text comments that clearly identifies them.
If you have any queries relating to a survey that we use, or wish to provide any constructive feedback on the process, please do not hesitate to contact us at PEN.Surveys@southwest.hee.nhs.uk.