500 new doctors join Nottingham Hospitals

Hundreds of new doctors are starting their careers in Nottingham’s hospitals during August. Around 500 junior doctors are joining the ranks at Queen’s Medical Centre and at City Hospital to either begin or continue their training. Dr Tom Livingston, recently appointed as the Chief Registrar for Medicine at QMC, has spent several years working as a junior doctor at NUH and says he understands why so many have chosen the Trust to further their development. He said: “I think Nottingham has got a really good reputation for training and with it being so large there are lots of opportunities for training and development here. I’ve worked here as a junior doctor for several years and the training opportunities are really fantastic. You see a wide variety of things and different patients and conditions coming through the doors – everyone is very supportive. The Trust has taken a proactive approach to involve junior doctors and try and address their concerns too. Junior doctors have been meeting with executives and the Chief Executive and the feedback has been really positive. We’ve got a really good junior doctor forum and that’s been a really proactive step. They do feel really looked after and supported at the Trust.”