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Quality Assurance of Specialty Education

13 December, 2022

The plan to undertake quality assurance activity across all dental specialty programme and examination deaneries and Faculties of the Royal Colleges is in progress, and we plan to have completed this by the end of 2022.

Specialty QA 2019-2021  
2019-20212020-2021Plans for 2021-2022
NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
London and Kent, Surrey, and Sussex (London KSS)
Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
Health Education England (HEE Yorkshire and Humber)
Health Education England South West, Thames Valley and Wessex (HEE SW)
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA)
Health Education England North West (HEE NW)
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
Health Education England North East (HEE NE)
Health Education England East Midlands (HEE EM)
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng)
The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
Once we have quality assured all deaneries and Faculties of the Royal Colleges of dental specialist education, we will review the most effective means to quality assure specialist education and training going forward. This may include a level of regular monitoring and/or exception reporting.  Alternatively, we may consider it necessary to repeat some self-assessment activity for particular deaneries or Faculties against the Standards for Specialty Education. We may also consider revisions to the Standards for Specialty Education. This is an iterative process and we are keen to ensure that we identify and respond as necessary to areas of concern in a proportionate manner.

All reports are published here on the Dental Specialty training page.

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