The results of a survey of General Medical Council trainee doctors has revealed some positive result for St George’s, with two units in particular praised for the way they help trainee doctors learn and develop.

Both our Neonatal Unit (NNU) and neurology team had some excellent feedback from their trainee doctors.

Trainees on NNU gave the Unit a score of 94.3 out of 100 when asked about their overall satisfaction, a figure that scored as the fifth highest in the country and the highest out of all the Trusts in London.

Furthermore, they also gave our team outstanding scores in areas such as clinical supervision (99.5), curriculum coverage (93.3) and how supportive the environment is (81.5).

Dr Dononvan Duffy, Consultant Neonatologist, said: “Over the years the Neonatal Unit has always had a great reputation for training junior doctors in a friendly, supportive environment. We’re always looking at ways of improving and responding to trainee needs.

“We’re lucky at St George’s to have a such a range of complex cases which supports junior doctors’ training. It’s also down to the whole team on NNU and our fantastic nurses, so we were thrilled to see that we were rated as one of the best Neonatal Units in the country for training doctors.”

The survey also revealed that our Neurology Unit came out top at St George’s when compared to all other training groups. It was also ranked as the third best Neurology Unit in the country by trainees and scored highly in categories such as clinical supervision and provision of study leave.

Dr Niran Nirmalananthan, Care Group Lead, said: “It is fantastic to receive this feedback from our trainees. We work very hard to balance education and service needs, and to maximise the training value of each clinical interaction. In the context of the intense pressures on the stroke and neurology services, this really speaks to the supportive environment created by all in the department, not least the trainees themselves.”

Dr Anthony Pereira, Consultant Neurologist, added: “When the results of the survey came in we were all delighted to see that Neurology had been ranked top. For a service that requires a lot of out of hours work at night and weekends as well as a high number of acute, emergency cases, it’s a real achievement to receive such positive feedback from our trainees and a testament to the outstanding work of our entire team.”