The Deanery is responsible for:
– training and approving individuals as Associate Educational Supervisors
– training and recognising individuals as Educational Supervisors
– requesting the GMC approve recognised Educational Supervisors, and
– renewing the approvals of Associate Educational Supervisors.
Deanery-approved Associate Educational Supervisors and GMC-approved Educational Supervisors in pharmaceutical medicine must: 1) keep up to date in their roles as specialty trainers and 2) show that they have met all the GMC’s seven domains for specialty trainers at the end of their 4-year cycle. On satisfactory completion of their 4-year cycle, the specialty trainer will have their status as an approved Associate Educational Supervisors or Educational Supervisors renewed.
 An Associate Educational Supervisor is usually an individual who is not medically qualified. However, a pharmaceutical physician can become an Associate Educational Supervisors if they are GMC-registered without a licence to practise.
 An Educational Supervisor must be GMC-registered with a licence to practise.
 GMC recognition and approval of trainers.