Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Dental Foundation Training.

Jason Atkinson

Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean

As Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean for primary care Dental Foundation training in NHS England working across the Yorkshire and Humber region, I oversee the education of all Dental Foundation Trainees on the DFT programme, the two-year JDFCT programme, Dental Therapy Foundation Training (DTFT) and the PLVE programme (Performer List Validation by Experience).

I have broad experience across Foundation Training and Multi-Professional Education, having previously worked as a Training Program Director, Dental Tutor, Educational Supervisor and a Vocational Trainee.

As Associate Postgraduate Dean I am fortunate and proud to work with a great team. This team, from Educational and Clinical Supervisors, DCP’s, TPD’s and the many Support staff that work in our training practices and for NHSE have one goal; to support and develop our trainees through a challenging and rewarding year. I recognise that these early years are crucial in developing skills and behaviours that will go onto shape the basis of our trainee’s long-term success and happiness in General Practice.

Key Contacts

Jason Atkinson
Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean 

Training Programme Directors 
NY1 - Simon Hearnshaw –

NY2 - Isobel Greenstreet -

WY3 - Anthony Kilcoyne -

WY4 - Mark McAlister –

SY5 - Craig Smith -

SY6 - Andrew Harrison -

SY7 - Matthew Milbourn -

JDFCT - Ian Wilson -

Dental Support  

If you are due to return from a period out of clinical training, please visit our SuppoRTT pages to see what support is available.