GMC Trainee Survey 2013: Free text Comments
• Patient Safety concerns
Trainees were asked to provide free text responses regarding any patient safety issues they had encountered. Health Education East of England has analysed the data and provided a report which shows that in relation to the numbers of trainees at CUHFT, the number of patient safety concerns identified is one of the lowest in the East of England. Most of the concerns raised were judged to be of a minor nature. Each of the patient safety concerns had been investigated and a full response and action plan formed.
• Bullying and Undermining
Trainees were also asked to provide free text responses with regard to any bullying or undermining that they had experienced. We have now been sent a report concerning these responses. Twenty two trainees out of 477 (4.6%) submitted comments relating to bullying or undermining that they had experienced. This is a much lower rate than that observed overall in the National survey in which 13% of trainees reported that they had been subject to bullying and 27% reported that they had experienced undermining behaviour. Although the CUH results compare favourably with the national picture, we are taking action in order to investigate and address any concerns in this area.