This section is for you the trainee and aims to answer some of the questions you may have.
The School is keen to maintain a close dialogue with its trainees, listening to suggestions, providing explanations and agreeing the way forward. Trainees should meet with their Educational Supervisors in their training locality on a regular basis, and with their Training Programme Director at the Training Days and at annual review. An important link with the School, because trainees are scattered across numerous hospital sites in our large geographical area, is that of this website - it should be the main vehicle of communication, frequently read and responded to by our trainees. We aim to incorporate suggestions from our trainees whenever they feel that improvements can be made, and encourage feedback.
In addition, we have trainee representatives (TRs) on the Specialty Training Committees (STCs) in order to contribute the trainees perspective, and to raise concerns - these are listed in the section entitled 'Trainee Representatives'. All of these TRs meet together regularly with the Locality Heads of School at Trainee Forums, and are encouraged to represent the location in which they are currently working. By these means any trainee should be able to channel their concerns to a high level within the School. Furthermore, direct contact with any of the TPDs or Head of School is encouraged if required, confidentiality being maintained if requested.
The FAQ section aims to answer any other questions you may have.