Published on: 29 October 2019

Doctors in training working at hospitals in South Tyneside and Sunderland have highly rated their training experiences in the 2019 General Medical Council's (GMC) annual survey.

Every year, these doctors are asked for their views on the medical training they receive and the environment in which they work, including quality of teaching, clinical supervision and the support they are given.

In the latest survey, the experience of junior doctors in South Tyneside and Sunderland was rated amongst the top 20% in the UK, with South Tyneside once again among the top positions - third place regionally and eighth in the UK.

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust's Director of Medical Education, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Mrs Catherine Emmerson, said: "We are very proud of the medical education, training and support our teams provide and the positive results of this latest survey are testament to the skills and dedication of all staff.

“Despite the daily challenges and pressures facing the NHS, our local hospitals continue to provide medical training of the highest quality, which is vital to delivering outstanding patient care, whilst actively working to ensure our junior doctors' wellbeing. Hopefully, this will encourage more new graduates and trainees to join us and build their long-term careers with us."