Wales Deanery is now entering the next phase in reconfiguration of training programmes relating to the introduction of an education contract.
The Wales Deanery envisages that the Education Contract will form an agreement between the Trainee, Wales Deanery, Welsh Government and Health Board. The agreed criteria and metrics for the Education Contract will be mapped against GMC approved specialty curricula and Standards for Medical Education and training which came into effect from 1st January 2016. The contract will detail a commitment from the Health Board to ensure trainees have access to the required number of outpatient clinics, theatre sessions, teaching sessions, ward rounds and other educational opportunities to meet training needs.
The objective of the next phase of the training reconfiguration process centres on ensuring that all Wales trainees are signatories on an Education Contract along with the Health Board and Deanery by August 2017. This will be implemented in a phased approached:
- By August 2016 trainees in the following specialties will be working to an Education Contract: Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Core Surgical Training, Higher General Surgery and Trauma and Orthopaedics.
- By August 2017 trainees in the following specialties will be working to an Education Contract: Medical specialties, Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Psychiatry, Pathology specialties, Public Health Medicine, Radiology, Surgical subspecialties, General Practice & Foundation Training Programmes.
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