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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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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.
Develops a database of statistical information and trends that assists Deaneries in the planning process
In future all deaneries will be known as area deaneries.
Health Minister Ann Keen said: "The high fill rate is good news for patients, the NHS and deaneries across the country and has been achieved despite this year's problems with implementing the national recruitment programme.
Wearing a cassock, with a rucksack on his back, and carrying a thin wooden staff, carved after the manner of a bishop's crook and bearing the names of all the deaneries through which he has journeyed on foot, the Bishop is to tour the Wrockwardine deanery.