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Posted January 31st 2024 (6 months ago)

Dental Specialty Training Curricula Transition Arrangments

The Dental Curriculum Oversight Group has released a statement detailing the requirements for dentists in training who are working towards a Certificate of Completion of Specialty Training (CCST) to move to the most recent GDC approved curriculum and programme of assessment.

This can be found here.

Posted October 10th 2022 (2 years ago)

SW Quality Improvement Update

We are excited to offer you our new and updated comprehensive webpages with QI resources for trainees and trainers, how to do guides, project ideas, QI support contacts and monthly blog from national QI experts.

Severn QI

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Posted September 24th 2021 (3 years ago)

DCT equivalence process 2021 is now live

The DCT equivalence process 2021 is now live.

Full details are available on the COPDEND website which also links to the NES national panel site.

Please note the timelines:
Monday 2 August 2021 at 10.00 am – Applications open.
Monday 4 October 2021 at 4.00pm – Application window closes.
Thursday 7 October 2021 at 4.00 pm – Window to upload evidence closes.
Monday 1 November 2021 – Thursday 16 December 2021 – Applications to be considered by assessment panel.
From Monday 1 November 2021– Applicants will be advised of the panel’s decision.
20 December 2021 – Wednesday 19 January 2022 – Unsuccessful applicants can appeal the outcome.


Posted July 28th 2021 (3 years ago)

DCT2 Equivalence process

The National Certification of Equivalence to Dental Core Training Year 2 Competency

A process has been developed to facilitate applications to Specialty Training posts from individuals who have not followed a standard UK training pathway (Dental Foundation, Dental Core Training). The process can also be used by applicants for DCT3 posts if they have not already undertaken a DCT2 post.

A dentist who wishes to apply for Specialty Training is required to demonstrate the competencies acquired at the end of UK Dental Core training year 1 (i.e. outcome 1) at the time of interview and of UK Dental Core training year 2 at the time of post commencement. This is currently the case for the majority of dental specialities. If a dentist has not undergone UK Dental Core Training year 2, they may apply for a Certificate of Equivalence to Dental Core Training Year 2 Competencies. If the dentist considers that they have acquired experience and/or training which should be regarded as equivalent to DCT2, they can apply to the Certification of Equivalence to Dental Core Training Year 2 Panel to have this confirmed.

All relevant information and guidance on how to apply for DCT2 equivalence application process can be found here



Posted April 12th 2021 (3 years ago)

Launch of the inaugural NHS Regional Clinical Fellow Scheme

Applications are invited for a new and exciting fellowship scheme for aspiring clinical leaders.

About the scheme

Clinical fellows will be based in NHS regional teams across England for 12 months from 1 September 2021.
Posts are available less than full time and are hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Clinical fellows will lead key projects that contribute to regional and national priorities and will develop a range of skills in leadership, management, strategy, policy, workforce, supported by a comprehensive education programme.

The scheme is open to doctors in training, dentists, pharmacists, allied health professionals, nurses, midwives, and healthcare scientists who are keen to increase their leadership capabilities and have not held a senior leadership role previously.

The scheme is sponsored by NHS England and NHS Improvement and is produced and managed by the
Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

How to apply

The scheme is open to qualified clinicians that hold full registration with the relevant professional body and are able to demonstrate experience at team leader level, equivalent to an NHS Band 7 role. Doctors must have completed foundation training and not gained CCT.

The deadline to apply is 9am on Tuesday 4 May 2021. See the FMLM website for full details.

Posted February 3rd 2021 (3 years ago)

Webinar on RCPs for Dental Trainees

A webinar was held on Wednesday 27 January on RCPs for dental trainees.

The webinar included updates on foundation, core, specialty and wellbeing.

The recording and Q&As can be found on the HEE Dental Covid-19 webpage. 

Posted November 13th 2020 (4 years ago)

Wellbeing in Dentistry Course

We all know that working in dentistry is challenging, both physically and mentally.

An online learning session is being run on Wednesday 25th November. This session will provide a framework for your own personal care plan that can be implemented immediately. Gerry will be discussing posture and positioning, seats and sitting, exercises (what we should and shouldn't do), and ideas to combat stress and tension.

Please log on to Maxcourse to book a place. 


Posted November 13th 2020 (4 years ago)

Validation Supervisor Training Day

The next course with available spaces is Monday 15 March 2021, 10:00 to 16:00 this will be an online course.

This course is an opportunity to develop your skills to support colleagues who are new to the NHS. This will be an informal day with plenty of time for discussion. Being a Validation Supervisor is hugely rewarding and a wonderful way to welcome the skills of colleagues form diverse backgrounds into the workforce.

Please log onto Maxcourse to book a place