The Wales Deanery is seeking to appoint Lay Representatives to support the quality management of medical and dental training programmes across Wales.
Lay Representatives act as independent and impartial advisors to ensure that processes remain fair and non-discriminatory. They help to maintain the quality of training and to verify that all relevant standards are being met, enhancing the accountability of the panels and committees involved and questioning assumptions where relevant. As an independent voice, Lay Representatives provide an external view on Deanery processes and help to ensure that decision-making is consistent, robust and transparent. The role is fundamental in representing the public interest and ultimately, in safeguarding patient safety.