So you want to be a DFT Trainer?

 

DENTAL FOUNDATION TRAINING IN NHS GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE

 

Trainers in NHS General Dental Practice

 

We wish to recruit additional NHS-committed general dental practitioners to become Trainers on our Summer training schemes for the year commencing September 2017.  Training practices need to offer the full range of NHS experience for the Foundation Dentist.

                                                

We particularly welcome interest from practitioners who may not previously have been trainers but who would like to become involved in the delivery of foundation training. We are happy to consider developmental support to enable suitable individuals to contribute to this programme. Even if you are not able to join our team in September 2017 but would like to become involved in subsequent years, please get in touch now.

 

Training practices and their LATs will receive additional funding from Health Education England across the West Midlands over and above their normal dentistry allocations to cover the costs of the training, including the salary of the foundation dentist (currently £31,044 per annum), employers national insurance and superannuation contributions, a trainer honorarium of £9,324 per annum, and a service grant to the training practice of £64,164 per annum (April 2016 figures).

 

As happened last year, DFT trainee recruitment is being undertaken centrally by the London Deanery and will take place in November of this year. A nationally agreed standard contract will be used between the trainer and Foundation dentist.

 

Trainers are responsible for the day-to-day guidance of the Foundation Dentist within the practice.  In addition to informal support, the Trainer will allow time for a formal weekly seminar within the practice to discuss clinical and administrative matters.  The Trainer must coincide in the practice with the Foundation Dentist for a minimum of three days per week Monday-Thursday and have alternative support available for the other two days if necessary. In addition, the Trainer will release the Foundation Dentist to attend the day release course, which occupies 30 days (usually Friday) during the year.

 

Further details of the DFT scheme can be obtained from:

Lee Baglin, Health Education West Midlands, Postgraduate Team, St Chad’s Court, 213 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9RG. Tel: 0121 695 2589 or via the website – www.westmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk

Applications will open on 25th January 2017.

 

If you are interested in getting involved as a Trainer but would like to discuss the possibilities before submitting an application, please contact the dental team and our staff will be pleased to arrange for you to discuss this further with one of our Foundation Training Advisers.

 

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2017 SCHEME IS 5.00pm FRIDAY 10th February 2017.