NES and its postgraduate deans are accountable for managing the delivery of postgraduate training to standards required by the regulator - the General Medical Council (GMC)
We have four postgraduate deaneries in Scotland. They are responsible for managing the training programmes in their region. They work closely with the wider NHS through the regional workforce planning groups.
The Scottish model also allows our four deaneries to work together as part of the Medical Directorate of NES, ensuring equity of recruitment and management approach. National policies and working committees such as Specialty Training Boards mean that the four deaneries can deliver a consistently high quality approach across Scotland, and allows us a stronger voice on a UK basis.
Our postgraduate deans provide strategic leadership and direction for postgraduate medical education and training to meet the requirements of the GMC. They take advice from Royal Colleges and Faculties to assist them. In doing so, they ensure consistent regional delivery of national and NES policies.