Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex
Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS) coordinates the delivery and funding of postgraduate medical and dental education in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
The General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent statutory body that regulates undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training in the UK. The GMC’s Quality Framework (QF) sets out the Deanery’s responsibility for quality management of postgraduate medical education and training. The Deanery must satisfy itself that local education and training providers are meeting the GMC standards through robust reporting and monitoring mechanisms. The Deanery must also be able to demonstrate that it is meeting the GMC’s Standards for Deaneries.
The GMC has published two documents that set out all of its standards and requirements:
- The Trainee Doctor which consolidates the foundation and specialty including GP standards for training, and incorporates the standards for deaneries
- Standards for curricula and assessment systems
HEKSS aims to meet or exceed all the GMC Quality Standards for Postgraduate Medical Education. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards are attained throughout the organisation. To this end, the Quality Management Steering Group, chaired by the Dean Director, meets monthly to ensure standards are being maintained and upheld, and to ensure a formalised management process exists to remedy any shortcomings.
HEKSS has developed Quality Management systems to ensure that trainee doctors are provided with the best possible training experiences throughout their period of training in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.