Secondary Care

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The world of secondary care continues to be a busy and sometimes challenging one.


A large part of my remit is the co-ordination, management and assessment of both Specialty Training Registrars (StR’s) and Dental Core Trainees (DCT’s) in London & South East. 

We currently have StR trainees in Orthodontics and Special Care Dentistry and we are currently in the process of appointing StR’s in both Restorative Dentistry and Paediatric dentistry.  Traditionally we have managed StR training in conjunction with the London Deanery but we are now associating with the London Deanery and managing all of London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex StR’s within Health Education England, working across London & South East. 

We have now successfully centralised the appointment of DCT trainees and formalised their educational programme both by means of an Electronic Personal Development Portfolio and a Diploma in Primary Dental Care. The quality assurance of this training programme as well as for StR’s, is overseen by the Local Faculty Groups which have been set up in each training trust.

I continue to be delighted with the feedback we get from trainees at both StR and DCT level which continues to indicate that the consumer of secondary care training in HEE LaSE feels that the training they receive is of the highest standard and all involved in the training are to be congratulated

Graham Gilmour

Associate Dean of Postgraduate Dentistry