London medical education boss quits amid plans to break up deanery

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7685
  1. Helen Jaques
  1. 1BMJ Careers

The director of medical and dental education commissioning at London Deanery is to step down in April next year amid plans to split the deanery into three.

Fiona Moss, who is responsible for commissioning, managing, and quality controlling training of around 12 500 doctors in foundation, core, and higher specialty training programmes in the capital, has announced that she will leave the deanery when the government’s changes to medical education and the medical workforce come into place in April 2013.

At this point London Deanery will divide into three local education and training boards (LETBs): South London; North West London; and North Central and East London. Each will have its own director of education quality and postgraduate dean.

Moss would not comment on her reasons for leaving but said that she hoped the new structure would be effective. “LETBs are well placed to make strong connections between service and training and thus to use education and training to improve the quality of care for today’s and tomorrow’s patients,” she said.

“My …

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