The Quality in Postgraduate Education Directorate delivers the postgraduate medical responsibilities, in addition to a wider multiprofessional quality role. We ensure that training meets the relevant national regulatory standards and continuously seek to improve the quality of education and training. The team also works closely with the Workforce and Transformation team to ensure that we are commissioning the right medical and non-medical training placements across the whole of the East Midlands. We deliver the processes required for postgraduate medical education and training and ensure there is high quality education and training for all our learners.
We have regular meetings where we:
- Receive updates from the teams on delivery and decide if intervention or action is required
- Shape the future delivery of postgraduate medical training and quality processes in the region
- Provide assurance and recommendations to SMT and the Governing Body
- Monitor and control budget variance.
These functions are supported by the Health Education English Deans programme manager and the PA support team.
Regional and National Networks
All members of the QPED team have a number of Regional and National networks, which include:
- Local Education and Training Councils (LETCs), Local Medical Schools and Universities , Directors of Medical Education,
- Health Education England’s Deans (HEED)_, Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD),Committee of
- General Practice Education Directors (CoGPED) Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND),
- National Foundation School Directors Meeting , National Senior Managers Forum, National Quality Forum.
The directorate must work to the standards set out by the GMC in particular the Trainee Doctor and Good Medical Practice, to ensure high quality patient care and patient safety in our region. By continuously improving the quality of postgraduate medical education we seek to enable our learners to provide safe, high quality healthcare today, to contribute to improving patient care for the future, and to be future clinical leaders. We also have an impact on patient care through managing recruitment, assessment and delivery of aspects of the curriculum and learning to doctors and dentists and other specialists in training
For the learner, we provide the structure and framework for the delivery of high quality postgraduate medical training. We take responsibility for delivering the national framework for selection processes to the medical specialty and ensure adequate processes are in place for trainee education, assessment and support to achieve the agreed objectives of the nationally approved specialty curricula. We also liaise with the relevant medical schools to support the development and delivery of the undergraduate curriculum.
The directorate has specialist and educational expertise to contribute to our stakeholder’s workforce plan. We provide opportunities to our stakeholders to support the development and improvements in postgraduate medical and non-medical education and training. We also aim for transformational change by facilitating different ways of working and promoting integration.
As a team we deliver best value for money, encouraging innovation and developing training that is for the future. We ensure we are commissioning the right placements. Our budgets are carefully monitored to ensure that funding is spent appropriately. Any reinvestment is reviewed through a coherent financial process.