Medical and Dental Quality & Commissioning Team (Shared Services)
The overarching aim of the Medical and Dental Quality & Commissioning Team is to advise and support LETBs to continually improve the quality and safety of patient care through developing, supporting and enabling the efficient, effective and safe delivery of postgraduate medical and dental education and training through a network of lead providers, local education providers and other stakeholders. Through the commissioning process we aim to exceed the requirements of the General Medical and Dental Councils – the professional regulators to whom the Deanery is accountable – and for London to be recognised as an international centre of excellence in postgraduate education and training. The Medical and Dental Quality & Commissioning Team have developed a number of key outcomes for education, training and professional development that it intends to pursue through its quality and commissioning process. These are reflected in a set of Statements of Requirements developed for each commissioned specialty as well as forming the heart of a new quality improvement framework.
Strategic objectives 2013/14
The Medical and Dental Quality & Commissioning Team will:
- Commission postgraduate medical and dental education and training programmes that meet the requirements of specialty and Foundation curricula and allows trainees to engage with service models that result in the improvement of population health outcomes;
- Work in partnership with lead providers, local education providers and emerging LETBs to develop a joint vision for establishing a world class system for the commissioning and delivery of medical and dental education;
- Use contestability and transparency to encourage and reward excellence and innovation in education without destabilising service or education;
- Use consistent quality measures to recommend the commission and decommission of posts;
Continually improve the provision of training and the trainee experience by bringing educational programme management closer to where patient care is provided;
- Develop a comprehensive approach that brings together undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development for medical and dental education working closely with Postgraduate Deans in LETBs to achieve this;
- Seek to align education planning with service planning to support local development of new care pathways and care in new settings as commissioned by newly established Commissioning Consortia;
- Work in partnership with lead providers and LETBs to develop efficient, effective and high quality shared services; and
- Pursue financial savings, efficiencies and value for money whilst at the same pursuing opportunities that result in innovation and quality improvement.