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deanery

The regional unit of postgraduate education delivery in the UK, which is supervised by a postgraduate dean and GP Director. Deaneries serve multiple NHS Trusts, are responsible for postgraduate education and training of doctors and dentists to standards set by the General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Dental Council (GDC), and are advised by Specialty Training Committees (STCs) with input from consultant doctors and surgeons. Deaneries control, monitor and fund the number of current training posts via the National Training Number (NTN) system. They contract with healthcare providers (e.g., acute hospital trusts) to ensure that Trusts, GP Training Practices and Health Authorities provide a suitable learning environment to meet the expectations of Specialist and Generalist Medical and Dental training.

Examples
North of Scotland, Wales, West Midlands deaneries.
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All the situation needs is a check on all the deaneries and a criterion (three hectares, five hectares, 10 hectares, a square mile of green countryside?
Develops a database of statistical information and trends that assists Deaneries in the planning process
Develops mechanisms to assist and support Deaneries in the planning process
It will only take the deaneries that have not yet responded to the call to do their bit and we will be able to start to reduce some of the planned cuts.
According to the Department of Health, reductions are being made to ensure deaneries are training doctors in those specialties required by the NHS.
It is also understood that as many as 10% of applications have gone missing in cyberspace, and last night Professor David Graham, head of the Mersey Deanery, confirmed that Deaneries across the region were working hard to rectify this problem.