Could Eastbourne DGH lose its junior doctors?
In April, the General Medical Council conducted a survey of all doctors in training at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which also includes the Conquest in Hastings, in the previous year. The survey raised a number of serious concerns, such as bullying. This led to an inspection surrounding current trainee doctors at the start of December, with the results expected to be known in the next few days.
If the inspection finds the Trust’s training environment for doctors to be inadequate, their accreditation as a training organisation could be stripped and the junior doctors relocated.
However, the verbal feedback received was good, with most junior doctors happy to recommend the Trust as a place to complete their training in, with one small exception being at the Conquest. The chairman of the inspection team was also happy to say he’d found no evidence of bullying and the Trust is hoping they will receive a green report.