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Posted 3rd August 2023
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has been rated as the top-performing hospital in the country in a survey of Higher Specialist Registrars in Medical Oncology by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Every year, the GMC runs a national training survey to gain a comprehensive picture of the experiences of doctors in training across the UK, with over 70,000 doctors taking part nationally.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre offers a number of training programmes including in Medical Oncology, Clinical Oncology and Internal Medicine. Those embarking on the programmes are fully qualified doctors in training to take on consultant roles.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s Medical Oncology programme scored 96% for overall satisfaction from the Higher Specialist Training Registrars who participated, the highest overall score of any other Medical Oncology training programme in the country. It also scored highly for Teamwork (91.96%) and Educational Governance (91.67%). The specialist cancer trust [JC1] also scored very highly in measures of providing a Supportive Environment (90%) and high quality Induction (92%).
Dr Jo Cliff is the Training Programme Director for Medical Oncology at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. She said: “We’re a really active training centre here at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and I’m really proud of the level of teaching we provide to doctors across our programmes. We always have room for improvement and we still have work to do to ensure we continue to enhance the experiences of the doctors we work with but we’re very happy that our Medical Oncology programme is so highly valued and is giving our registrars such a positive training experience”.
“Our achievements are thanks to our hardworking team of Educational and Clinical Supervisors who are responsible for training the next wave of Consultant Oncologists and we’ll continue to work hard to ensure all doctors in training who come through our doors have a positive experience.”
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre scored 96% for overall satisfaction from the Higher Specialist Training Registrars who participated, the highest overall score of any other participating hospital in the country. It also scored highly for Teamwork (91.96%) and Educational Governance (91.67%). The specialist cancer trust scored above average in all areas of the survey including a Supportive Environment (90%) and Induction (92%).
Dr Sheena Khanduri, Medical Director at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust said: “I am delighted that our doctors in training have had an overwhelmingly positive experience of their time here at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre with the high scores reflecting both their opportunities for learning, their experiences and the competencies of their Clinical and Educational Supervisors who work so hard to train the doctors of the future.
“These survey results are important as they reflect the sort of environment we aim to create here; one of collaboration, learning and kindness, where our staff, no matter their level or job role, can reach their full potential.
“We’re keen to attract the Medical Oncologists of the future to work and train here in Liverpool and thanks to the hard work of our team led by Dr Jo Cliff , Training Program Director we hope these results will support our mission.”