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GMC Review of training and supervision of junior doctors
19 October 2018

The GMC have undertaken a review of medical education and training at sites across Health Education England’s (HEE) Wessex region, including the Isle of Wight.  In February they interviewed junior doctors who left us in July 2018 and found significant concerns about the level of supervision and the arrangements for training reported to them.   The GMC’s report is published today (Friday 19 October) and can be found at https://www.gmc-uk.org/-/media/documents/isle-of-wight-nhs-trust-report_pdf-75973631.pdf.

Mr Alistair Flowerdew, Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust said: “The General Medical Council (GMC) have identified a number of key areas relating to junior doctors that require improvement. These have been actively addressed over the course of the last six months and since my appointment in June, I am personally taking steps to ensure that all the outstanding requirements are completed. These include greater supervision and support of junior doctors by their consultants and restructuring the handover processes to ensure that continuity of care and patient safety are maintained at all times. Work is already in progress in collaboration with both junior doctors and senior medical staff. The improvements will be monitored by the Trust Board in order to assure the GMC and the people of the Isle of Wight that high quality of care is provided to our patients and is delivered at all times.”

Our response to the GMC can be found (alongside the GMC report) at https://www.gmc-uk.org/-/media/documents/isle-of-wight-nhs-trust_pdf-76063836.pdf.



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