What are the core functions of LETBs?
- Ensuring the security of supply of the local health and care workforce providing NHS funded services and supporting national workforce priorities;
- Workforce planning and identifying local priorities for education and training;
- Holding and allocating funding for the provision of education and training;
- Commissioning education and training on behalf of member organisations, securing quality and value from education and training providers in accordance with the requirements of professional regulators and Education Outcomes Framework;
- Securing effective partnerships with clinicians, local authorities, health and well-being boards, universities and other providers of education and research and providing a forum for developing the whole healthcare workforce.
There will be 13 LETBs and each one will have a Director of Education and Quality (DEQ) who will be responsible for the effective quality management of education and training programmes commissioned or provided by the LETB.
Every LETB will continue to have a postgraduate dean with responsibility for medical postgraduate education and training.
LETB and Deanery boundaries
While LETBs will largely cover the same areas as their deanery predecessors, there will be some differences.
Please see below two maps comparing the geographical coverage of previous deanery bodies and new LETBs.
Contacting your LETB or Deanery
As previously, for practical information to assist you with your training and working within foundation, StR and SpR grades, you should always contact your region's appropriate body. At the moment, this will continue to be your region's postgraduate dean.
Please click on the deanery map above to find contact details for your deanery.
If you need further support or advice on how to approach an issue with your postgraduate dean, contact a BMA Adviser on 0300 123 123 3 or use the enquiry form.