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Wales Deanery (School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education)

The strategic aim of the Wales Deanery is to commission, quality assure and support the education and training of trainees, hospital doctors, GPs, dentists and DCPs in Wales.

This includes the development of innovative models of education and training delivery, building training capacity and leading on postgraduate medical and educational research.

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'I don't know anyone who hasn't hugely enjoyed it (the training) when they come.'
 
'The facilities are good, everyone I've come across has been enthusiastic to train me, the education facilities are really good.'

Most Family-Friendly Deanery

The Wales Deanery has been recognised for the third year in succession with a national award for its family friendly policies.

The Medical Women's Federation has awarded us the highest number of votes in a UK-wide survey for the most Family-Friendly Deanery led by the Medical Women's Federation. The survey explored areas including the organisation of rotas for junior doctors, cover for colleagues on maternity/sick leave, availability of advice and help with childcare and Less than full time training. This service is open to trainee Foundation years one and two, Speciality Trainees, Specialist Registrars and GP Registrars.

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Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows

The Wales Deanery is pleased to announce the appointment of four Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship posts. These Fellowships are designed to develop doctors and dentists in training to become the medical leaders of the future. Graduates from the Welsh Clinical Leadership Training (WCLTF) scheme will be ideally placed to build and lead developments and improvements in the delivery of healthcare in the future NHS.

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DeaneryView - Our Magazine

deaneryDeaneryView is the magazine for staff and external stakeholders of the Wales Deanery.

It features news and events, latest updates, new initiatives and much more.

 pdfDeaneryView July 2014

Any news to be include in the magazine plus any feedback from stakeholders is welcomed, please submit details to: E-Mail Image

 

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Posts and Programmes Available Commencing August 2015

The table below will be updated regularly with the number of 3 year rotations likely to be available in each district scheme when this information becomes available. The actual figures may vary slightly when offers are made in 2015, as matters such as a trainee returning from maternity leave cannot be predicted with any degree of certainty.

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Oriel Recruitment System

Oriel is of one the initiatives of the Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection (MDRS) programme.  It includes the design and, now ongoing implementation, of a UK-wide recruitment system for postgraduate specialty medical, dental and public health training.  From December 2014 onwards, healthcare scientists will also be recruited through the system.  The Oriel team within Health Education England (HEE) continues to work with trainees, the devolved nations and wider stakeholders to produce a unified system and solution.

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CST NATIONAL RECRUITMENT 2015

  2015 Applications for CST will open on 11th November 10:00hrs GMT and close 4th December 2014 16:00hrsGMT. The 2015 CST Applicant Guide has now been release and is available on our website under...

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How to Apply for GP Specialty Training

Recruitment to speciality training for General Practice in Wales is normally conducted once a year. Our next recruitment round, beginning in the middle of November 2014, will be for 3 year rotations starting...

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Fundraising for Charity

The Wales Deanery is pleased to announce that staff are actively raising funds for the following charities this year. Funds raised so far for 2014 £143 Latch Welsh Children's Cancer...

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ARCP Guidance document

Attached is an ARCP Guidance doucment which provides some useful information.  Please click here Read More...

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Careers & Recruitment

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Evidence of Foundation Competency

The 2014 person specification for entry to all specialty training programmes includes "Evidence of achievement of Foundation competences between 31st July 2011 and 6th August 2014" in line with GMC standards/Good...

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Choosing Careers in Wales

With devolved administration, the NHS is structured slightly differently and reflects some variations to its goals for doctors and patients in Wales, including: Aspirations to a consultant-led service Deanery...

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Recruitment Documents and Links

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Application Guidance

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Related Resources - How do I decide

Decisions, decisions - Critical thinking tools [930.5...

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Preparing for Consultant Selection Course

Trainees can reserve a place on the course using the following link and the booking system.

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'Skills for Trainees' - Wales Deanery delivered courses

The Wales Deanery's Medical Education Unit is offering the following one day courses on: Teaching Techniques Assessing Trainees in Clinical Settings

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Introducing 'Skills for Trainees'

The Wales Deanery is no longer signposting Skills for Trainees courses delivered by external providers. The courses provided internally will still be available. Please see details below;  

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WIMAT Accreditation

The Welsh Institute of Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT), based at The Wales Deanery, Cardiff University provides a wide range of postgraduate education and training for junior doctors through to consultants...

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Cardiff Spinal Surgery Course for FRCS Orth and FRCS SN

This 2 day training course uses MCQs, clinical cases and VIVAs to prepare higher surgical trainees for their exit exams. The emphasis is very much placed on simulating exam conditions in a formative environment. Course...

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