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Healthy state of junior doctor training

Dr Amelia Stacey and Dr Cara Evans dealing with a cardiac arrest scenario on the SimMan 3G patient simulator

Island's medical education offer praised

The training of junior doctors in the Island has been judged 'extremely good' by an independent assessment.

A team from Health Education England who visited the Island in June, said young medics are trained in a 'supportive and friendly environment with good levels of supervision'.

Their report also noted the majority of junior doctors chose the Island based on recommendations from previous trainees.

The report will enhance the reputation of the Island's training programme for UK junior doctors - each year around 40 are at various stages of training in our healthcare system.

Health Education England said it was impressed by the opportunity trainees have to learn about 'transfer' medicine, through the air ambulance service, and also praised the quality of patient simulation services.

Health minister Kate Beecroft said big efforts have been made in recent years to improve the Island's medical education offer - and the report shows those efforts had paid off.

The department hopes the positive findings will help in the future recruitment of doctors from the UK to work in the Manx health service.

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