The School management structure serves to deliver the aims of the School. In particular management arrangements will promote excellence, deliver high quality education and training, implement quality control mechanisms and support and encourage innovation.
The School recognises that our challenge is to progress from reliance on unstructured experiential learning to structured experiential learning supported by an effective educational component. We must safeguard the highest standards of clinical governance and patient safety and reconcile the demands for service and training.
The School Management Committee embraces both Deanery and College with trainee and academic representation, but is mainly populated by the Training Programme Directors for core surgery and the nine specialties. Because of it's large size it will meet relatively infrequently but will have key strategic and planning functions.
The School Executive Committee is smaller and will meet more frequently to make operational decisions and ensure the smooth-running of the School on a day-to-day basis.