Year Groups

and year group representatives

You need to liaise as a Year Group three times per year, to elect a representative and to give feedback to the Faculty about the local programme.

Year Group Representative

Identifying a good trainee representative for your year is very important and the elected person will be given information on the expectations of the role. This representative will undertake to seek feedback from the whole year group (face-to-face or by email) about the training programme ahead of each of the three meetings of the GP Faculty Group. The loop must then be closed by the representative and information/responses from the GP Faculty being passed back to the year group.

You should aim to elect your year group representative as soon as possible and whoever takes on this role will be encouraged to attend the HEKSS Deanery’s half day workshop for new trainees. This will take place locally within the Audrey Emerton Building and these sessions called 'Supporting Postgarduate Doctor Representatives' will be held at the beginning of the academic year.

Contact the Medical Education Manager, Nora Tester, if you have been elected as a trainee representative.

Local Academic Board (LAB)

The Local Academic Board within the Trust is responsible for ensuring that postgraduate medical trainees receive education and training that meets local, national and professional standards. The LAB meets three times each year and through various processes undertakes the quality control of postgraduate medical training programmes within the Trust.

It receives Annual Audits and Reports from all the Local Faculty Groups, and acts as a point of contact between the HEKSS Deanery Schools and Local Faculty Groups. It is also responsible for the co-ordination and administration of PMETB specialty visits. The Director of Medical Education is the Chair of the LAB and is supported by a Clinical Tutor based on each site.