Training is rated the best in England

Over 400 new junior doctors begin their training in the regions NHS. Picture by Simon Williams.
Over 400 new junior doctors begin their training in the regions NHS. Picture by Simon Williams.

Junior doctors have praised the standard of their training in the north east.

As hundreds of new junior doctors begin their medical careers, those already working in the region’s hospitals, GP practices and other healthcare settings have voted their training as the best in England in the General Medical Council’s (GMC) annual training survey.

The results put the north of England as the best in the NHS in terms of junior doctor trainee satisfaction in nine of the 15 indicators, and in the top five in the other six categories.

Last year NHS organisations across the North East and North Cumbria launched the NHS Find Your Place campaign to showcase the excellent training opportunities on offer in the region, as well as the lifestyle that can be enjoyed up north.

Dr Chris Tiplady, consultant haematologist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and regional adviser for education in the North East and North Cumbria, said: “I am really proud that all of our NHS local trusts are part of the NHS Find Your Place campaign and feel very passionately about putting our region on the map to showcase the great NHS training opportunities we have.

“We always get fantastic feedback from our trainees and find that people who relocate here or come to medical school, will often stay.

“The region has a high performing NHS, state-of-the-art facilities and high rates of patient and staff satisfaction. We want more people to think north when considering their next steps in training.”

For more information about junior doctors training and the NHS Find Your Place campaign visit www.nhsfindyourplace.co.uk