Education and training clinical quality indicators

Find out how we are doing in education and training using the links below. More information on how we choose our indicators can be found by clicking on the link on the right hand side.


Junior doctor training

The junior doctor training clinical quality indicator looks at the annual GMC National Training Survey of all junior doctors in training. Responses that score extremely highly compared with the national mean response are indicated by a green triangle, very low scores by a red triangle.


The GMC conducts an annual survey of all junior doctors regarding their training, which is benchmarked nationally. High quality training of junior doctors is important for patient care and the development of the doctors of the future.

Our objectives

We aim to be in the top 10% of hospitals providing junior doctor training and to attain green triangles to demonstrate excellent training provision. Good performance would be to attain mean scores above the national median. Reasonable performance would be to have all scores within the middle range (25th-75th percentiles). We aim to have no red triangles, which would reflect poor satisfaction with training.

Current performance

Awaiting information.


Mandatory training

The clinical quality indicator for mandatory training measures the percentage of staff who are up to date with their mandatory training.




The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is committed to excellence in patient care and the continuing training and development of our staff is an important factor in achieving this.

Where statutory requirements dictate, the trust has directly adopted the legally required training and frequency. We have conducted a training needs analysis and set out our mandatory training requirements based on external standards (e.g. the Standards Assessment Programme of the NHS Litigation Authority) and the requirements for different staff groups as dictated by the range of services offered by the Trust.

Our objectives

On a RAG (red, amber and green) scale, 59% compliance or less would be viewed as a red score, 60-79% amber, and 80% or more would be green.

Current performance

Our compliance is currently 81%; a green score (June 2014).


Medical student teaching

The medical student teaching clinical quality indicator looks at the percentage of positive feedback on training reported by medical students in online student evaluation questionnaires.

Answers are rated on a 5 point scale (1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree). The percentage number is the number of positive responses (4 or 5). Where answers were not on a 5 point scale, the answer(s) will generally be given, for example yes = 75%.


The Royal Free has trained medical students since 1877, merging in 1998 to form part of University College London Medical School. We aim to continue providing excellent training, inspiring medical students to provide good quality care now, and to become highly skilled doctors of the future.

Our objectives

On a RAG (red, amber, green) scale, green scores between 60-100% positive responses, indicate good teaching; amber scores between 40-59% suggest that medical student experience is not adequate or that there is room for improvement; red scores between 0-39% necessitate work with the service on greatly improving teaching. Our measure of excellence would be to achieve green scores in all modules.

Current performance

Having made improvements to our medical student teaching programme over the last year, we have achieved our goal of excellence in all modules.