Continued recognition for obstetrics and gynaecology training in the Southern Trust
26th September 2023
The Southern Health and Social Care has been ranked the top in the UK for the way it delivers gynaecology training to trainee doctors.
Along with receiving the top gynaecology training award out of 167 NHS Trusts, Craigavon Area hospital team were also placed within the top 10 performing units and highly commended for professional development, obstetric training and overall performance.
Whilst the accolade acknowledges the Craigavon team, the busy team provides services right across the Trust area, including at Daisy Hill.
The accolades were awarded by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists national training survey which every year collects data from junior doctors on how their professional development and education is supported, supervised and governed.
The forms ask junior doctors a wide variety of questions relating to the field which includes their training in areas such as pregnancy, childbirth, the health of the female reproductive system and the use of ultrasound.
Dr Beverley Adams, Divisional Medical Director for Integrated Maternity and Women’s Services in the Trust, said:
“This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of all my consultant colleagues and also our midwives, nurses, secretaries, sonographers and support staff have pulled together to ensure that trainees have the best possible experience during their time with us.
“It is fantastic news that our trainees have consistently been so positive on how they benefit from this experience.”
The Trust has been recognised for its training from its Royal College for a number of years, in 2019, 2021 and 2023.
Caroline Keown, Trust Assistant Director for Integrated Maternity and Women’s Services
“This award is testament to the hard work and passion of the team who are committed to promoting high quality care and sharing excellence amongst our trainee doctors.
“Our trainee doctors are the future workforce and we are delighted to have received this much deserved recognition as the top in the UK for gynaecology training and within the top 10 performing units for professional development, obstetric training and overall performance.”