Return of Trainee Doctors Is Another Welcome Step For Weston Hospital

Weston’s MP, John Penrose, has welcomed the news that NHS England (NHSE) and the General Medical Council (GMC) have confirmed trainee Doctors will return to Weston Hospital from August, after the learning experience was significantly upgraded and improved.

When training posts were originally removed amid worries over the quality of learning which students were getting, it sparked fresh fears about Weston hospital’s long-term future. At the time, John Penrose received assurances from hospital chiefs that they would do what was needed to get the training posts back, and today’s report confirms this has been achieved with significant improvements across disciplines like rheumatology, intensive care and others.

John said: “A lot of people were worried about our hospital’s long-term future when Weston lost these training posts, so getting them back is an important step, and a tribute to all the staff who have worked so hard to deal with the problems which worried the inspectors last time. When it first happened our local hospital chiefs promised me they’d get the training status reinstated, and they’ve done it. Well done to everyone involved, and Weston will look forward to these postgrad trainees returning later this summer.”