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10 July

Number one in the region supporting our doctors

Top in region for support of our doctors
Top in region for support of our doctors

We have received some really good news this week regarding the regional trainee feedback survey, Mid Essex Hospitals having received the highest regional score for our educational supervisors.

An educational supervisor is a trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for the supervision and management of foundation doctor's educational progress during their training placements with us, ensuring they have the correct breaks and access to rest facilities as required.

Further good news is that the BMA have negotiated funds from Health Education England to be spent on improvements in working conditions for doctors, in line with the BMA’s Fatigue and Facilities Charter.

Our rest facilities for junior doctors need to be improved and we have been allocated £60k. 

The money will be spent after consultation with the Junior Doctors’ Forum (JDF) and will be used to improve rest facilities. Kevin Beaton, our Medical Director, recognises the crucial importance of ensuring our junior doctors have appropriate rest areas so they can provide the best patient care.

Kevin said: "It is essential that we provide the proper facilities for our junior doctors. I am hugely grateful for the hard work, our educational supervisors, Dr Cath Spoors and Dr Rose Jessani are putting into leading and supporting this project. Really well done to both of you! Keep up the good work and keep MEHT regarded as the best in the region by Trainee Junior Doctors, Thank You!"