It’s been a hectic few months for our latest Chief Residents, Ruridh Allen and Adam Williamson.
Improving staff engagement by the way of trainee forums, helping management to plan and implement a programme of Clinical Development Fellows and work to improve the trainees rota have all fallen under their remit. They also planned a celebration evening to coincide with the NHS 70th anniversary, with prizes from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for outstanding contribution from a trainee across the course of the year.
Ruridh and Adam say one of the main attractions of the post is the opportunity to give trainees a voice at a time when junior doctors are facing a number of challenges. Acting as a ‘bridge’ between trainees and senior management allows this voice to be heard and represented. Forth Valley has consistently attracted very high quality trainees, no more so than this year, and the ideas and thoughts of these trainees is important in ensuring that the experience of junior doctors at Forth Valley is as good as possible