Post and programme approval
We are committed to the provision of high quality posts and programmes in the delivery of postgraduate medical education.
This section sets out the Deanery's effective post and programme approval process.
Trainee doctors who are appointed to London Specialty Training Programmes must follow an agreed curriculum in GMC approved training posts and programmes to be awarded a certificate of completion of training (CCT) in order to join the GMC Specialist Register.
A major component of the GMC quality-assurance work is the approval of posts and programmes that directly contribute to the award of a CCT. Further information can be found on the GMC website.
All London Deanery managed training programmes have existing GMC approval. Each training programme has a GMC approval code unique to London Deanery, the specialty and region of training within London. Each training programme is approved on the basis of a maximum training capacity of posts and a defined cohort of Local Education Providers (LEPs).
To add a new LEP or post to an existing training programme, London Deanery follows the GMC post approval process.
Trainees are permitted to take time out of a programme for particular purposes. Where a trainee spends time outside of the training programme, some or all of this time may be counted towards training accreditation, subject to Deanery, College and GMC approval.
This process can be found on the GMC website. London Deanery guidance for trainees seeking time out of programme and the relevant application forms can be found here.