Hospital has been granted
Affiliated Teaching Hospital status by University of Leicester Medical School for
its consistently high standard of education for medical students.
affiliation is a recognition of the hospital’s work over more than 20 years in
helping to educate medical students from Leicester
Medical Director, Dr Andrew Chilton, said the hospital is delighted with the
said: “Being granted Affiliated Teaching Hospital status is a strong statement
of confidence in the hospital and should help us when we are recruiting doctors
in the future to work here.
is a recognition of the vast amounts of time and effort our own consultants,
doctors, nurses, clinical skills trainers and administrators have put into
teaching medical students over the last 20 years.”
Undergraduate Education Lead, Dr David Bland,said: “Every medical student who is learning to
become a doctor at Leicester Medical School
has to spend almost three of their five years learning in a clinical placement
at a working hospital.
take more than 250 Leicester Medical School
undergraduate medical students each year and train them in eight out the 12
different blocks on their course.
teaching at KGH is done by eight clinical block leads along with a wide variety
of other doctors, nurses and clinical training staff.
staff help the students to turn the theory they learn at the University into
real life practice to build up their skills ready for when they qualify as a
take students all year around in sevenweek
placements and during their time here they attend ward rounds and clinics,
assess patients under supervision, attend lectures by KGH staff, and practice
basic clinical skills in our Clinical Skills Laboratory.
Stewart Petersen, Head of Medical Education at the University
of Leicester, said: “Kettering General
Hospital has been a very important
partner for Leicester
for many years and has played an increasingly important role over the last ten
the end of last year we reviewed the teaching programmes and facilities
provided by KGH and agreed it would be appropriate to grant the Trust
Affiliated Teaching Hospital status.
is in recognition of the very important role Kettering General Hospital now
plays in helping to train medical students to a very high standard.”
the students said (based on 2010-2011 student feedback questionnaires)
“KGH is a brilliant District
to be placed at. There are so many teaching opportunities and they are all
“All the teachers in Kettering were excellent –
they all had their own unique teaching methods but this was in a very positive
“The staff at KGH were very welcoming and enthusiastic about
“All the staff in Kettering
were extremely willing to help our learning and were extremely supportive. They
gave lots of support and an incredible amount of teaching………..”
“We were made to feel incredibly welcome on the wards and were
given many opportunities for further learning. As well as this the
administrative staff were absolutely fantastic, being both incredibly helpful
surveyed 89% of students agreed KGH ‘s clinical teachers were “very helpful and