GMC (General Medical Council)

GMC (General Medical Council)


The GMC is responsible for securing and maintaining standards, and improving the quality of specialty including GP training in the UK. By working with the GMC and our partners in Trusts, we are constantly driving up standards of training and learning and are committed to the support of trainees in the East Midlands.

GMC National Surveys

GMC National Trainee Survey 2016

The national training surveys are a core part of the work the GMC carry out each year to monitor the quality of medical education and training in the UK. Every year a comprehensive survey is run asking all doctors in training for their views about the training they are receiving. In 2016 the census will open on the 22nd March 2016.

GMC National Trainers Survey 2016

In 2014 the GMC successfully piloted the National Trainers survey across 5 LETBs and Deaneries, following that pilot the GMC now plan to roll out the survey to all trainers across the country in March in conjunction with the National Trainees Survey.

Health Education East Midlands are keen to gather the views of our Trainers and as such are working closely with our Local Education Providers to obtain the details of our trainers to ensure all are invited to take part in the survey.  The feedback gathered from the survey will assist Health Education East Midlands and each of the Local Education Providers to focus effort to support trainers to undertake their roles and therefore it is important all trainers participate.

Further details will be shared when they are received from the GMC and as Health Education East Midlands had a high responses rate to the 2015 Trainees survey, we are hoping to repeat that success for the 2016 Trainers Survey.

If you have not already engaged with your Trust’s Recognition of Trainers process, we would strongly encourage you to do so.

Further queries

If you are a Health Education East Midlands trainer, and have any queries about the survey or the Recognition of Trainers project, please contact heem.trainerrecognition@nhs.net

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the GMC’s National Trainers Survey.

Further information can be found on the GMC website at: http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/surveys.asp and key documents can be found at: http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/nts_documents.asp 

2015 National Training Survey

The 2015 GMC National Training Survey launched on Tuesday 24 March 2015 and closed on Wednesday 6 May 2015. The survey is a core part of the work that the GMC carries out each year.  Its purpose is to monitor and improve the quality of postgraduate medical education through feedback from trainees. Health Education East Midlands had a high response rate to the 2014 GMC Survey and we are keen to build on this success for 2015.

Survey Results

The survey results are available on the GMC website here.  All survey results are anonymous but the Quality and Regulation Department within Health Education East Midlands reviews all comments, and analyses all issues in conjunction with the relevant Head of School, and Director of Medical Education.

The survey results form an important part of the overall quality information for each post, and in turn the quality of training being given to doctors in training in Health Education East Midlands

The populations the GMC will not be surveying include: 

  • Trainees on maternity or paternity leave on the census date
  • Out of programme trainees: out of programme training (OOPT) outside of the UK, out of programme research (OOPR), out of programme clinical experience (OOPE), or out of programme career break (OOPC) on the census date 

Further queries

If you are a Health Education East Midlands trainee, and have any queries about the survey, please contact heem.nts2016@nhs.net.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the GMC’s National Training Survey.

Trainer Approval Project

The GMC has  now set up a dedicated webpage on the approval of trainers project at: http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/10191.asp
Those interested in PGME may wish to read this on a regular basis as this is an important development in medical education.

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