Hospital is rated top for doctor training

Tim Brock is currently working at North Tyneside hospital, rated top in the country by junior doctors training in trauma and orthopaedics.
Tim Brock is currently working at North Tyneside hospital, rated top in the country by junior doctors training in trauma and orthopaedics.

Junior doctors have rated North Tyneside General Hospital the best in the country for trauma and orthopaedics training.

Results from the General Medical Council’s 2014 national training survey for trauma and orthopaedics show the hospital is best for overall satisfaction for trainees.

Junior doctors are asked about various aspects of their post to make up the ‘overall satisfaction’ score.

David Cloke, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, said: “We are passionate about helping the workforce of the future.

“For North Tyneside General Hospital to be named best in the country for overall satisfaction is credit to the hard work and dedication of the wider surgical team who support the doctors every step of the way. We value our junior doctors and the essential role they play.”

Tim Brock, 30, and a specialty training registrar in trauma and orthopaedics, said: “The hospital has a friendly atmosphere where everyone is very willing to teach and support you.

“You are given the appropriate level of autonomy and independence for your level of training, yet always have the support of your consultant and the rest of the team.”

The survey measures all aspects of junior doctors’ training including educational and clinical supervision, induction, experience, access to education and resources and teaching.

Professor Namita Kumar, postgraduate dean at Health Education North East, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we once again score so highly in the GMC survey – in particular for the areas that really count; overall trainee satisfaction, clinical and educational supervision.

“We could not do so well without the engagement of our junior doctors and the commitment of the region to high quality medical training.”