Wales hunts for best GP trainer

Wales' 206 GP registrars are being challenged to pick the best trainer in Wales.

The top GP trainer stands to win £5,000 to spend on medical education under a new scheme to reward the country's best educationalists.

Trainees are invited to nominate their trainer for the Best Educational Supervisor and Trainer (BEST) award based on their overall excellence as a trainer. Trainers must consent to their registrar's nomination.

Two awards in primary and secondary care have been launched by the University of Wales' School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education at Cardiff.

Registrars should email their nomination to BESTawards@cardiff.ac.uk by 11 September.

Trainees in Wales had slightly above-average satisfaction scores of 89 per cent for the general practice component of their training compared with other UK deaneries, according to the 2009 National Trainee Survey.

GPC Wales chairman Dr David Bailey said: 'This sort of feedback is very useful. It is a good incentive to make sure you give trainees the best possible experience of training - it is likely to encourage trainers to do the best job they can.'

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