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Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Secondment - 36 months
Full time: 0.5 PA (2 hours) per week
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In line with TPD sessional payment
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The Programme Director is responsible for coordinating the Gastroenterology programme in Health Education England across  South London.

There are two Training Programme Director vacancies at 0.5PA each.

1 x South East London

1 x South West London

The Programme Director will ensure that both national standards, determined by the Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board (JRCPTB), and guidelines and standards established within London are met.

The Programme Director will be expected to implement national and HEE policies in Gastroenterology.  The role has a number of responsibilities, including: co-ordination of the regional programme to meet curricular requirements; oversight of local education provider Gastro leads within region to ensure robust and high quality curriculum delivery; review and guidance of trainees requiring additional support; planning and co-ordinating regional teaching including provision of curriculum-mandated skills and simulation training; quality assuring the programme using national and London benchmarks.

The successful applicant will work closely with the LaSE team including; the PGMDE Business Manager and the Healthcare Education Team, the Head and Deputy Heads of School, the Postgraduate Dean and Deputy Deans, and other key departments including Quality and Commissioning.

They will work within HEE on behalf of Postgraduate Dean, to produce doctors who will strive for the highest standards of patient-centred care and commit themselves to a lifetime of professional development.

The Healthcare Education Team in the HEE London and South East is responsible for planning the delivery and ensuring the quality of postgraduate medical and dental education and training across London and the South East. HEE is committed to the development of a medical and dental workforce that will support high quality patient care in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Our work is set within the Five Year Forward View for the NHS and is defined by the HEE Mandate from Government. It is part of the consensus on how the NHS needs to change, with a key focus on prevention and a commitment to reducing health inequalities and promoting equality and diversity.

Please note: The post is offered on a secondment basis and all candidates are reminded that if they are successful, they are responsible for securing written agreement from their Trust/Practice for release from clinical work for the specified number of PAs/sessions.

The length of appointment will be for 36 months at the first instance.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Head of School of Medicine - Andrew Deaner