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In the Oxford Deanery, an Associate Postgraduate Dean,
Peter Khin Tun (firstname.lastname@example.org),
has overall responsibility for the delivery of career and
professional support for the nearly 500 Staff Grade and Associate
Specialist Doctors (
in the 12 Trusts within the Deanery.
The previous Associate Postgraduate Dean for
s was Mr
John Lourie. John was a regional adviser in trauma
and orthopaedic surgery, and is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon.
He also directs the Oxford Refugee Health Professionals Support
Project, and has been an external examiner in musculoskeletal
medicine to the Oxford undergraduate medical school. He
also undertakes overseas aid agency work.
The actual provision of the support for the
together with funding on a basis proportional to the number of
doctors in each
Trust, has been devolved to seven
Tutors, who work in the
major Trusts in the Deanery.
Three of the Tutors are consultants and four are Associate
Specialists, and all have complete autonomy in delivering
educational and professional support in whatever way is locally
considered most appropriate. Within each Trust, the Tutor has
formed a small sub-committee to assist with day-to-day
decision-making, and dealing with applications for funding from
doctors. For administrative purposes the smaller Trusts in the
amalgamated with the larger nearby Trusts, who receive a
proportional per capita increase in funding allocation (including a
nominal amount for administrative support).
A database of all
doctors in the Deanery is
maintained and regularly updated by the
Project Officer, Liz
The target grades included in the listing of "
doctors" are Associate
Specialists, Staff Grades, Clinical Assistants, Hospital
Practitioners and Specialty Doctors (under the new contract).
There are also regular publications sent via email which include
a quarterly OXSAS newsletter and a
diary of forthcoming events being held in the Oxford region.
Newsletters can be found by viewing the 'What is Available?' page.
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