Learner Surveys

Surveys undertaken during a trainee or learner’s time in training form an integral part of HEE’s quality intelligence. They provide primary information on the quality of training being provided, and the quality of the learning environment in Wessex.

HEE’s primary surveys are:

General Medical Council National Training Survey (NTS)

The annual GMC Training Survey results form a vital evidence base to improve the quality of junior doctor placements in Wessex. It identifies key areas of both excellence and development which promotes addressing and improving training satisfaction. It is one of the key tools and evidence bases to improve the quality of training for doctors in Public Health, GP practices, Trusts and specialty schools.

All issues raised in the survey are taken very seriously and are followed up with the Directors of Medical Education and Heads of School.

The results of the last GMC Training Survey can be found on the GMC website.

HEE National Education and Training Survey (NETS)

The National Education and Training Survey (NETS) is the first multi-professional learner survey for all healthcare learners. It offers a unique insight into learner perceptions of the clinical learning environment and is a vital tool in the quality management process. NETS seeks to gather feedback on clinical placements. It does not ask questions about programmes, courses or learning in non-clinical settings (such as universities). It is therefore important that, for those who it is applicable to, the National Student Survey (NSS) is also completed.

NETS is intended to provide a critical source of evidence for standards contained within the HEE Quality Framework.

Implementation of the NETS will enable good practice to be identified and shared nationally, as well as highlighting areas of risk to be addressed. This data is then analysed and fed back to key stakeholders, such as training providers and approved education providers.

For further information, please visit the HEE National Education and Training Survey page.

Contact us

For queries, or more information, please email the Wessex Quality team via england.quality.wx@nhs.net