19 April 2012
AWP scores highly in trainer survey
AWP has scored highly in the 2011 General Medical Council's
The annual survey reports on trainers' perception of the quality
of postgraduate medical education and continuing professional
development of both doctors and dentists across the country in
geographical areas designated as 'deaneries'.
The Severn Deanery, of which AWP is part, achieved the highest
national response rate compared to the other 21 deaneries.
In the Deanery's survey report, AWP received a special
commendation for performing well in four areas:
- trainers who had been appraised in relation to their
educational responsibilities in the past year
- trainers performing workplace-based assessments or have
received relevant training in the last three years
- trainers who give feedback to trainees and who've received
training in giving feedback to trainees in the last three
- reducing factors which impede assessment in the workplace
As a whole, the Severn Deanery scored in the top 3 nationally
for 5 indicators: having an appraisal, being trained in equality
and diversity, understanding the process of managing doctors in
difficulty and having a low score in factors which impede
assessment of trainees in the workplace.
However, Severn Deanery received a low score for trainers
spending un-contracted time to conduct their educational activity,
showing that they may not be receiving as much support as they need
to fulfil their role.
Dr Hayley Richards, AWP's Director for Medical Education said:
"This shows how committed our trainers are to the education and
training of junior doctors. Trainers teach and train others in
addition to their busy clinical workload and so these results are
particularly impressive and contribute to AWP's good reputation as
a training organisation. There is always room for improvement
however, and the medical education team has already begun to
explore ways to offer more support to trainers."