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HPFT rated highest in East of England for GPs in training

26 Jul 19 - 26 Jul 20

Results from General Medical Council (GMC) Training Survey 2019 show that Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is rated the highest performer in the East of England region for GPs in training, as well as rating positively for other doctors in training.

Doctors in training

GPs in training expressed high levels of satisfaction overall and particularly to questions about HPFT’s reporting systems, supportive environment, induction, curriculum coverage, education governance and rota design.

To enhance the training experience for doctors even further, the Trust has expanded its’ Medical Education team which has enriched the programme and is attracting new doctors from overseas, as well as this country, to train at HPFT.

HPFT’s Executive Director for Quality and Medical Leadership Prof Asif Zia said: As an organisation, service users are at the heart of everything we do and we take great pride in offering training to doctors which is based on principles of recovery and shared decision making. For the last two consecutive years, trainees have rated HPFT's training programme as one of the best in the region.

"I’m particularly grateful to the tutors, clinical and educational supervisors who put in the time and effort to continuously improve the training programme, to meet the training needs of doctors. GP trainees in particular, have rated their training in mental health very highly. This is great for our service users and will go some way to improving the life expectancy of those with mental health needs."

Programme tutors

Training Programme Director for the Trust, Prof Kunle Ashaye said: "I’m delighted with these fantastic results. They reflect the hard work of everyone involved in delivering our comprehensive training programme. Developing the knowledge and expertise of new doctors, especially GPs, in caring for people with mental health conditions is becoming increasingly valuable.

"Trainee GPs and other doctors who train at HPFT will be well equipped to identify mental health needs early in their service users and will understand the support needed and the services available to them. This will be a huge benefit to their service users, whether they are in a GP practice or any other healthcare environment.”        



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