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High Praise from Professional Body

High Praise from Professional Body

Date of release: 23 December 2020

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The Trust has received high praise from a prestigious organisation.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)  attended a virtual visit of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) and gave glowing feedback.

Every year the RCP visits a trust within the West Midlands, and this year RWT was proud to be the organisation which chosen to be visited.

Leading the visit was the President of RCP, Professor Andrew Goddard and Professor Donal O’Donoghue.

The visit enabled the team to meet doctors in training, the senior management team, consultants and the Royal College tutors responsible for the training programme at the Trust.

Feedback allows the visiting team to assess how effective the training programme, and provision for training, is for the doctors in the organisation.

The Trust received particular praise around the quality of training provided, consultant supervision and simulation opportunities.

The college were also very complimentary about how the Trust dealt with the first wave of COVID patients.

Professor Andrew Goddard, President of the Royal College of Physicians, said: “I have been visiting trusts on behalf of the RCP for six years and yours is the happiest and most functional one I've had the chance to visit.

“The trainees were all very happy with the level of support they get from their supervisors and consultants and would all recommend it as a place to train.”

During the consultants session particular praise was raised for RWT’s chief executive Professor David Loughton, who the consultant body described as an inspirational leader.

Professor Goddard added: “The consultants were full of praise for the leadership team and described as 'exceptional'.

“One team was highlighted as needing particular praise, palliative care. The consultant body wanted to express their gratitude for the support their palliative care colleagues had provided over the pandemic.”

Professor Steve Field, Chairman of RWT, said: “This is fantastic, glowing feedback. I am so proud to be chair of such a forward thinking organisation and it is great to see others think so as well.

“Thank you very much to everyone who took part – another great set of praise for the Trust.” 

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