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Southern Trust recognised as fifth best to work for in the UK

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has been placed in the top 10 UK Trusts to work for, out of NHS providers across the UK.

Over 53,000 Foundation Year 2 doctors around the UK take part in the annual General Medical Council (GMC) national trainee survey.

This is the third consecutive year that the Southern Trust has made the top 10, this year coming 5th in the UK for Reporting Systems and also receiving recognition for Access to Educational Resources and Educational Supervision.

The survey provides one of the richest sources of information about what doctors in training think and feel. It is intensely analysed each year by the organisations being reviewed, Royal Colleges and Faculties, local education providers and the GMC.

Dr Richard Wright, Trust Medical Director said: “With both Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area hospitals recognised as Queens Teaching Hospitals, we pride ourselves in providing high quality clinical placements for medical students.

“We are encouraged that so many junior doctors feel they are well supported working in the Southern Trust and local people should be reassured that by offering top quality training we are providing a safe and secure environment for patients and staff. I would also like to pay recognition to our senior doctors in both hospitals for their dedication and commitment in supporting junior colleagues.

“As we do every year, we will aim to maintain this consistency and seek to further improve our performance for future surveys.”

You can get a full breakdown of the results from this year’s GMC national trainee survey at

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