Which Hospitals Are Rated the Best by Foundation Trainees?
In this article, we’ll break down the data from Messly’s Training Navigator to answer the question: Which hospitals are rated the best by Foundation Trainees?
Below, you'll find a chart listing the overall scores for all hospitals across the 20 Foundation Schools in the UK. This is a score out of 100, and represents a combination of the overall satisfaction score, learning score, and workload score. You can find more about this in the 'methodology' section below.
What is the Training Navigator?
Rank your Foundation Programme rotations with confidence with Messly’s Training Navigator. See how rotations are rated by last year’s Foundation trainees to make smarter decisions about where you’ll spend your own Foundation Training.
You can use it to answer questions like:
👉 Which are the best-rated and worst-rated rotations in my Foundation School?
👉 How do the rotations compare for Workload, Learning and Satisfaction?
👉 Which is the best hospital for my favourite specialties?
👉 Within a hospital, which rotations are best-rated?
We’ve listed the Overall Scores, from our Training Navigator, for each Hospital so that you can easily see a general overview of how each Hospital has been rated by their Trainees in 2021.
😃 Which Hospitals were rated the most highly by their Foundation Trainees?
The Hospital's rates the most highly by their Trainees were: Musgrove Park Hospital, Royal Berkshire Hospital and St Helier Hospital with scores of 86, 84, and 81 respectively. This correlates to a 31% to 38% increase above the National Average of 62.
With the amount of competition for Central London based hospitals, it’s surprising that none of them feature in the ‘Top 3’ rated Hospitals by Foundation Trainees. However, you will find that most of them do feature in the top half of the list.
😡 Which Hospitals were rated the worst by their Foundation Trainees?
The 3 worst-rated hospitals in 2021 were Southampton General Hospital, Leighton Hospital and Diana Princess of Wales Hospital with scores of 36, 36 and 38 respectively. This represents a 38% to 42% drop from the National Average.
Data and Methodology
The above data is based on an analysis of Overall Scores from the Training Navigator.
Overall Scores are calculated based on the feedback provided by trainees when asked about their workload, learning experience and overall satisfaction in the survey.
Only specialties that featured more than 12 rotations in the Training Navigator in 2021 were included in this analysis. Additionally, for a rotation to count and be included in our Training Navigator, they must have a minimum of 3 trainees who completed the GMC’s 2021 NTS.
The Training Navigator also breaks down a Learning Score (based on experience, clinical supervision, curriculum coverage and others) and a Satisfaction Score (based on overall satisfaction and support) for each rotation, plus and Overall Score that combines all of the above. Check out our Training Navigator to see review these in detail.
To learn more about our Training Navigator’s methodology, check out this link.
Here are some links that you might find useful for your UKFP application and preferencing your Foundation Programmes and Rotations.
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