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Scotland Deanery Dental Directorate Quality Management - Quality Improvement Framework


The Dental Directorate Quality Management Framework is how the Directorate’s quality workstream delivers the quality management of postgraduate dental education and training in Scotland against the standards[1] set by the General Dental Council (GDC). It is also how we improve the quality of training that is provided by Local Education Providers (LEPs). Our role in quality managing postgraduate dental education and training is a statutory requirement and is a key component of the GDC’s Quality Assurance Framework.

We work collaboratively with Scotland’s Health Boards whose LEPs deliver postgraduate dental education and training on behalf of the Deanery. The Health Boards are expected to quality control the education and training their LEPs provide. In addition we work with the Dental Schools who are required to quality manage undergraduate dental education and training.

This page was last updated on: 12.11.2019 at 11.04