JUNIOR doctors training at Southmead Hospital are the most satisfied in the region for the quality of their education and training, national data has shown.

The information released by the General Medical Council, which looks at patient safety, quality of supervision amongst other things, is being celebrated by North Bristol Trust, who run the hospital, having shown satisfaction has grown year-on-year.

On Friday’s medical grand round junior doctors were presented with an award for their quality improvement projects.

Junior doctor Nicola Kelly received the award on behalf of her group for their project which aimed to improve the identification of patients requiring end of life care. The work was specifically focused on patients who had suffered from hip fractures.

North Bristol NHS Trust also presented a supervisor of the year award to Dr Kay Spooner and a special award to Charlotte Thompson, foundation trainee for excellence throughout the year.

Director of medical education and associate specialist in dermatology, Katherine Finucane said: “I am proud to see that NBT has the best overall satisfaction in the region in the GMC National Training Survey.

“There has been a lot of work by the postgraduate education team, education leads and all supervisors to make sure that trainees get a great education while being supported in their departments.”