DFT Regional Schemes.

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber organises 8 schemes for Dental Foundation trainees within the region of Sheffield, Doncaster, Harrogate, Dewsbury, Barnsley Wakefield and York.  The longitudinal scheme covers the Yorkshire and Humber area.

DFTDCT

The DFTDCT (Longitudinal) Scheme is a unique combination of Secondary care Hospital posts and Primary care Dental Practice posts, alternated in the one educational programme over a 2 year period. It brings with it many challenges but also synergies, to produce a very well rounded and experienced Clinician, prepared for the future challenges and developments in dental care.

The Programme Director for the LDFT scheme is Jason Atkinson who has a wealth of experience in General Practice, as an experienced TPD and an innovator in educational thinking and application.

For the LDFT Scheme please contact Jason Atkinson
ian.wilson2@hee.nhs.uk

WY3

How is the WY3 (Dewsbury) Scheme run?

The Dewsbury scheme is spread across training practices mainly around Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield. The DF1 study days are most often held on Fridays, at the Oakwell Centre at Dewsbury District Hospital. There are a variety of away days throughout the year to help trainees broaden their experience.

Who runs the Dewsbury Scheme? 

The scheme’s director is Tony Kilcoyne. He has over 26 years’ experience training undergraduates and postgraduates. He has served as an appointed dental member of the GDC, is currently an elected UK PEC Board BDA Director, teaches many educational courses locally and nationally, covering areas such as advanced restorative treatments, practice management and patient care. Tony also runs a specialist referral centre. 

Tony's philosophy is to help trainees achieve their best and challenge them to become thinking dentists for the 21st Century.

"With Foundation Training, you will get out of it what you put into it personally and professionally. I have been very proud to have been involved long enough to see foundation dentists who have come through their training here in Yorkshire and have gone on to establish great professional careers elsewhere in the UK."

Tony Kilcoyne
Programme Director for Dewsbury DF1 Scheme
anthony.kilcoyne@hee.nhs.uk

 Administrator Contact Details

 

dentalsupport.yh@hee.nhs.uk

SY6

The TPD for the SY6 (Barnsley) scheme is Fleur Kellett

 

Fleur is the Programme Director for the SY6 Scheme. She qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2001.

 

Fleur is a general dental practitioner with over 17 years’ experience in mixed NHS and private dental practice. She has had an active interest in the provision of education for pre- and post-qualification dental professionals since 2008. A previous Foundation Trainer and a current Honorary Clinical Teacher for the University of Sheffield, Fleur has extensive experience in the planning, delivery and facilitation of clinical education. She has clinical interests in restorative dentistry, anxiety control and paediatric dentistry. In more recent years, Fleur has worked closely with final year undergraduate students in a salaried service Outreach Teaching Clinic specialising in the provision of care for patients with additional needs.

“I believe a successful training year relies on a strong partnership between Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber Training Practices and Foundation Dentists. It will be the result of professional enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, teamwork and open communication pathways.”

Please contact: 

Fleur Kellett   fleur.kellett@hee.nhs.uk 

Administrator Contact Details

dentalsupport.yh@hee.nhs.uk

NY2

How is the NY2 (Harrogate) scheme run?

The Harrogate Scheme usually runs on Thursday.   Training practices north of Leeds city centre take part in the scheme. The Harrogate Scheme offers hands-on courses and various away study days. There is an opportunity for trainees to suggest which courses they would like to take.

 

The TPD for the Harrogate scheme is Simon Hearnshaw, who has extensive experience running dental practices, teaching undergraduates as well as postgraduates and helping develop innovative prevention in practice programmes in partnership with other stakeholders.

simon.hearnshaw@hee.nhs.uk
 

Administrator contact details

dentalsupport.yh@hee.nhs.uk

WY4

How does the WY4 (Wakefield) Scheme run?

Trainees of DFT Wakefield scheme meet in the new purpose built Education centre at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield. Learning is friendly and supportive, led by a team of experienced and enthusiastic trainers. Joint training and study days are arranged with  other groups within the HEE YH and we also organize visits to education events. The scheme uses peer review and hands-on sessions as part of its training. We are committed to targeting specific educational needs and personalizing training events in order to make the study day programme relevant to each individual. We also offer trainees the opportunity to manage a project in the wider community.

The TPD for Wakefield is Ian Wilson who has extensive experience working in deprived Countries abroad as well as in NHS dentistry, with self-directed learning a particular interest in postgraduate education.
Contact:

ian.wilson2@hee.nhs.uk

Administrator contact details
dentalsupport.yh@hee.nhs.uk

NY1

How does the NY1 (York) Scheme run?

The York Scheme covers the North Yorkshire area including: York, Thirsk, Scarborough and Whitby on the east coast. We have a group of dedicated trainers who are committed to providing trainees with a great introduction to working in general dental practice.
Study days are usually held on a Friday at the York Hospital. We also have several away days, including the British Dental Association’s three day annual conference. Joint study and training days are arranged with the other schemes in Health Education England, working across Yorkshire and the Humber. 

There are several hands-on study days offering experience in minor oral surgery, endodontics (root canal treatment) and managing the worn dentition (the teeth).

 

The TPD for the York scheme is Mark McAlister who has extensive experience of working in practice, with a special interest in Endodontics and enjoys his postgraduate teaching duties too.

Mark McAlister
Programme Director
York DFT Scheme
Mark.McAlister@hee.nhs.uk

Administrator contact details
dentalsupport.yh@hee.nhs.uk

SY7

How does the SY7 (Doncaster) Scheme run?

The study days are generally, but not exclusively, held in Sheffield.  We have access to the clinical skill facility at the University Of Sheffield School Of Clinical Dentistry and the Medical Emergency Simulation centre in Mexborough.

The General Dental Practices are usually grouped around Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley.  Most practices are normally within easy commuting distance of Sheffield.

Our aim is to help the new graduate to apply and develop the knowledge and experience gained at Dental School to the workplace. Working together on the study day programme adds to the enjoyment of the year and deepens the learning experienced in the workplace.

Who runs the Scheme?

The Doncaster scheme is run by Matthew Milbourn who has had many years’ experience as a Trainer and working in NHS dental Practice too.

Matthew Milbourn
Programme Director
Doncaster DFT Scheme
Matthew.Milbourn@hee.nhs.uk

Administrator Contact Details

dentalsupport.yh@hee.nhs.uk

SY5

How does the SY5 (Sheffield) Scheme run?

The study days are generally, but not exclusively, held in Sheffield.  We have access to the clinical skill facility at the University Of Sheffield School Of Clinical Dentistry and the Medical Emergency Simulation centre in Mexborough.

The General Dental Practices are usually grouped around Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley.  Most practices are normally within easy commuting distance of Sheffield.

Our aim is to help the new graduate to apply and develop the knowledge and experience gained at Dental School to the workplace. Working together on the study day programme adds to the enjoyment of the year and deepens the learning experienced in the workplace.

Who runs the Scheme?

The Sheffield scheme is run by Craig Smith who has many years experience as a Trainer and running his own busy Dental Practice.

craig.smith@hee.nhs.uk

Administrator Contact Details
dentalsupport.yh@hee.nhs.uk

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