The individual scores you see against each rotation or programme are taken directly from the GMC Survey 2018 which was completed by over 40,000 junior doctors.

Each score (e.g. 68) represents a raw % score for a particular marker (e.g. Overall Satisfaction). Here is a detailed explanation of the process involved in taking doctors survey results and transforming them into scores.

In addition you will see that each score is colour-coded to represent the quality of the training. Our quality ratings are all calculated based on where a programme/rotation score falls in comparison to it’s benchmark group. For example, if you are looking at General Surgery rotations, the score will be compared to a benchmark group of all surgical specialty rotations at that level.

The quality rating is therefore not absolute but relative to their benchmark group. For example a score of 78 for Overall Satisfaction in Accident & Emergency North West Thames is 'Excellent' when compared to it's benchmark group (i.e. all A&E programmes) but the would be 'Average' for an Anaesthetic North West Thames when compared to it's benchmark group (i.e. all Anaesthetics programmes). You can also infer that that Anaesthetics Programmes generally have higher satisfaction than A&E training programmes.

Want to learn more:

How we calculator our quality ratings?

Benchmarking and outliers for our training scores

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