Engaging, supporting and valuing doctors in training: better engagement


These case studies demonstrate how providers have improved engagement with their doctors in training.

As a learning organisation, we'd be grateful for feedback, as well as suggestions of local good practice that could complement our case studies. Please email any feedback and examples to nhsi.medicaldirectorate@nhs.net using the subject line 'doctors in training'.

Case studies reviewed by us

These case studies have been reviewed by our medical directorate and have an evaluated outcome.

Case study: paired learning – a peer-learning leadership development initiative for doctors and managers PDF, 158.7 KB

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust designed a paired learning pilot programme to 'buddy up' band 6 and 7 healthcare managers and specialist registrars to learn from each other's expertise and experience and jointly improve services; and how Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust adapted the programme.

Case study: improving engagement with the chief executive and junior doctor forum PDF, 181.1 KB

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust set up a chief executive junior doctor forum to build relationships and communication between junior doctors and the trust board.

Case study: building a culture of engagement with doctors in training PDF, 305.2 KB

Before implementing the junior doctors’ new contract in 2016, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust set out to improve trust and engagement through frequent and transparent communication with junior doctors.

Case study: managing exception reporting through communication and engagement PDF, 218.2 KB

How Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust set about ensuring ensure junior doctor rota designs were fit for purpose and the process for submitting and responding to exception reports was well understood.

User community case studies

These case studies have been sent to us by staff working in the NHS.

Case study: partnership working between clinicians and managers to re-design services to improve low morale in junior doctors PDF, 282.3 KB

Partner leadership between a clinician and a manager, contributing to the effectiveness of implementing environmental changes to improve morale within the Severn Region cardiology training programme.

Case study: LTHT clinical leadership fellowships, the junior doctor body and Leeds Children’s Hospital junior doctor forum PDF, 211.5 KB

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's collaborative approach to leadership development and trust level innovation and problem solving - empowering Junior Doctors in Fellowship roles.

Case study: improving junior doctors' morale by improving education and training PDF, 122.6 KB

How creating an infrastructure for engaging junior doctors, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust managed to improve the training environment and communication avenues, and was also able to raise the profile of medical education across the trust.


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    • 27 Jun '17

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