Trainers are our most important resource, ensuring that junior doctors are receiving the right training in the right place at the right time. Trainers may be managing as a Head of School or Training Programme Director, planning local delivery as a College Tutor, or appraising and supervising as a Clinical or Educational supervisor. Regional advisers to the Colleges add additional local expertise and national context. Some trainers extend this by adding an educational qualification to refine their practical teaching experience.
Service work should be a continual source of experiential learning, supported by well defined non-clinical activity based around delivery of the curriculum. Quality Assurance of the programmes is a priority; we are asking the trainees for more feedback on their experiences, while our offices are continually improving their administrative functions to keep pace with the needs of the trainers and the trainees.
All Trainers working in Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber Representatives should have undertaken an Equality and Diversity course within the last 3 years.