‘The Core’: Trainees Improving the Provision of Core Medical Training


Designed by two Welsh trainees, an innovative online platform to improve core medical training (CMT) has been received enthusiastically – gaining recognition across Wales and the UK in the process.

Dr Holly Morgan and Dr Melanie Nana launched ‘the Core’ in 2016, with a major update in January 2018.

Currently focusing on the first two years of CMT, the website centralises a number of key trainee resources, including hospital-specific information on CMT and educational tools, as well as having a forum for peer discussion.

‘Team J.A.C.K.S’ Step Up to the Challenge


Over the coming weeks, follow the Wales Deanery’s Team J.A.C.K.S who will be participating in the Step Count Challenge:  

Kaye Walters

Executive Officer (Quality Unit)

Along with Jimmy Man, Angharad Davies, Carolyn Evans and Sophie Miller, I am a member of the Wales Deanery’s Step Count Challenge Team - J.A.C.K.S.  Over the next few weeks, we thought we’d let you know our reasons for undertaking the challenge and what we hope to get from it.  So, first up, here’s my story.

Winning at the BEST Trainee Awards 2017: Dr Holly Morgan


Dr Holly Morgan [pictured centre] is a core medical trainee who was awarded with the Wales Deanery’s Award for ‘Overall BEST Trainee of the Year’, as well as the BEST Trainee Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Training Programme’. Here, Holly describes her experience of participating in the BEST Trainee Awards 2017:

2018 Quality and Safety Forum draws crowd to Amsterdam


The 2018 QuaIity and Safety Forum proved to be an excellent two days in Amsterdam with much interest in what is happening in Wales. 

The event showcased the collaborative working between the Wales Deanery and 1000 Lives Improvement Service, which is of real benefit to NHS Wales. We hope to have an even bigger presence at IHI/BMJ International Forum of Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Glasgow 2019! 

Speakers impart advice with healthcare professionals at maximum performance event


Nicola Willardsen (pictured above) reviews the Wales Deanery’s recent event ‘Walking the Tightrope: Maximising Your Performance’ which took place on Thursday, 15 February 2018 at the SSE SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff.

Hosted by Dr Mark Stacey and experts from DNA Definitive, the event was aimed at physicians and other healthcare professionals, and focused on maximising performance through human factors training and improved teaching and learning.

Dr Laura McClelland wins BEST Trainee Award for Outreach Work with ‘Street Life’ Project


Dr Laura McClelland (pictured above) was awarded the Wales Deanery’s BEST Trainee Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Contribution Outside of the Training Programme i.e. Charity’ at an awards ceremony held at Cardiff City Hall in February 2018.

Here, Laura describes the experience of winning the award in recognition of her outreach work:

High quality programme ensures success of QIST event


Last week's successful QIST Conference in Llandrindod Wells attracted almost 100 delegates from all over Wales.

A week in the life of Leona Walsh


Leona Walsh BA (Russian Studies), LLM (Employment Law)


Leona's busy week continues as she flies from Heathrow Airport to Abu Dhabi today with colleague Jeremy Gasson, Associate Dean for the PSU, to attend the Ottowa International Conference on Medical Education (ICME).

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