Dementia event showcases innovation and collaboration


An innovative training event held on Wednesday 22nd November saw the coming together of professionals from General Practice, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Optometry to consider possible interventions to help patients with dementia. The interactive session was made possible with the collaboration of the Wales Deanery, WOPEC, and WCPPE and attracted an audience of over 60, with a further 137 livestreaming the event.

Guest speakers for our forthcoming dementia event


Dr Ilona Johnson

Ilona is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health. She is the Deputy Director for Assessment across all taught programmes and is the lead for student experience and engagement within the School of Dentistry. Ilona's role involves teaching, research and Dental Public Health consultant practice. She is an avid learner and teacher with a particular enthusiasm for developing innovative educational opportunities and learning experiences. This year Ilona was awarded a prestigious Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship.

Holistic care for people living with dementia in the community


A unique multidisciplinary training event around the holistic care of people living with dementia in the community is to be held on Wednesday 22nd November at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Case Study: Mark Taubert


We asked previous winners of the BEST Trainer Awards to give us more information on what they did after winning. Dr Mark Taubert, Clinical Director/Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Velindre Cancer Centre, and winner of BEST Trainer Award 2016 and BMJ/BMA Clinical Teacher of the Year, discussed his work with VR technology in palliative care.

“Winning the 2016 BEST and also the 2017 BMJ/BMA Clinical Teacher of the Year Award was very special - no doubt about it. I promised my trainees I wouldn’t let it get to my head too much.

SASC Northern Ireland Conference Highlights


The Northern Ireland Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctors Committee (NISASC) held their bi-annual conference on Friday 15 September 2017. The new Chair, Dr Carole Cairns, opened the conference and delegates had the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers. 

Recruiting Clinical Tutors in Patient Safety Education


The Centre for Medical Education at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University, are inviting applications from Wales trainees (Foundation Year 2 doctors and above) with an interest in medical education to support final year medical students to learn about patient safety.

BEST Trainee Awards 2017


Following the success of the 2016 Awards, Wales Deanery is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the BEST Trainee Awards 2017!

The Awards are open to trainees working in a health board in Wales on a primary or secondary care training programme in either Medicine, GP, or Dentistry at Foundation, Core, or Specialty level.

Each award winner will receive a £500 bursary and the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony in Cardiff City Hall on 22 February 2018.

My Award-Winning Experience: Rachel Lee


Rachel is an ST4 Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainee who won the 2016 ‘Wales Deanery BEST Award for Outstanding Contribution to Training’ after being nominated by her training programme director. In her own words, this what it felt like for her to participate in the event:

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