School of Medicine
Welcome to the website for the South West Peninsula School of Postgraduate Medicine.
The South West Peninsula Deanery was established on 1 April 2005 and is responsible for the commissioning and quality assurance of postgraduate medical and dental education and training across Devon and Cornwall.
The Deanery is part of the South West Strategic Health Authority (NHS South West) and is under the direction of the Postgraduate Dean, Professor Martin Beaman
The vision of the Deanery is to promote the delivery of high quality patient care through the provision of a highly skilled medical workforce.
The website is designed to introduce you to the Training Schemes and for you to take the opportunity to explore and the types of training that are available.
The aim of the School of Post Graduate Medicine, within the Peninsula Deanery, is to deliver excellent education and training in medicine in general and its specialities.
The school will deliver the requirements of the GMC for core medical training and speciality education programmes within the South West Peninsula, embracing the needs and interests of all parties involved – to include the Deanery, the Royal College of Physicians, the GMC, the employing Trusts and the Peninsula Medical School.
In particular the school aims to achieve the following functions:
To ensure that the provision of education in the Medical Specialties is of a consistent high quality across the Deanery.
- To manage the process of selection into CMT level and into the higher speciality levels.
- To Recommend placements of trainees into appropriate training locations.
- To ensure adequate delivery of the processes of induction and appraisal.
- To oversee the implementation of competency based assessment in medical specialties, including Core Medical Training and Fixed Term Specialty Training Appointments.
- To introduce and manage effective reviews of trainee progress, by a system of annual review (ARCP), including recommendations for awards of CCT.
- To oversee and manage the development and delivery of training courses to support the medical curricula for all levels of trainee.
- To contribute to the development of the Deanery strategy for training physicians as the MMC reforms for post-foundation training evolve and to develop the strategy in conjunction with key stakeholders.
- To ensure that the School delivers a strategy for training in research and teaching skills.
- To assist the Deanery Quality Assurance Coordinator on the quality control of training as laid out by the GMC, and to ensure that necessary reports are produced by training supervisors in the medical specialties and by heads of specialty programmes and schools.
- To ensure that Deanery policies for dealing with trainees in difficulty are followed in all medical specialities, and that the Educational Supervisors have appropriate training for this role.
- To ensure that Deanery policies for selection skills training are applied within the School.
MEDICINE SPECIALTY EVENTS
Royal College of Physicians - Clinical Fellow for Specialty Recruitment
- To review the results of feedback surveys, including the GMC Trainees' survey, and ensuring that appropriate resp onses and actions are made.
- To appoint (in conjunction with other interested parties, (e.g. RCP, Trusts) the key educational posts (CMT and STC chairs, College Tutors and Educational Supervisors), in an open and transparent fashion.
- To prepare written reports (probably annually) for submission to the Deanery and College.
Head of School