Educational Governance

The purpose of educational governance is to embed quality, accountability, and a culture of continuous improvement within Medical Education Services.

Medical Education Services, as the Local Education Provider (LEP) for NHS E, has overall responsibility for the delivery and quality of medical education within Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Internally, it is accountable to the Trust Board whilst externally it is accountable to the General Medical Council (GMC) and NHS E. It is also responsible for implementing the Department’s Education/Quality Strategy and for ensuring that education translates into a better trained medical workforce.

Educational Governance strategic objectives are:

  • To create learning environment that attracts and retains a high calibre medical workforce
  • To provide a learning environment that delivers safe effective patient care
  • To support the development of research skills in the medical workforce
  • To create an environment in which educational innovation thrives
  • To ensure adequate financial resources for education and accountability
  • To significantly enhance the profile of medical education
  • To develop strategic partnerships and enhance the reputation of the Department as an education provider.

Management meetings held internally within the Medical Education Services Department include:

  • The Senior Management Team (SMT) which has an operational focus and is concerned with how the medical education agenda will be managed.
  • The Multi-professional Educational Governance (MEG) committee has a strategic focus and oversees the quality and delivery of medical and non-medical education throughout the organisation
  • The Medical Education Committee (MEC) which has an operational focus and assesses the quality control outcomes attendant upon service delivery and the trainee experience.