Deanery/LETB Hub

Welcome to our Deanery/LETB hub. This page provides you with access to all relevant College information and processes.

News update – August 2022

The GMC approved our new curricula and these launched yesterday, 3 August 22. 

There are extensive resources and all the documents relating to the new curricula on the curricula implementation hub

We have produced a detailed online learning course which contains all the information in a single place, with videos to reinforce key points.

The Portfolio Online platform has been revised to enable trainees to link activities and evidence directly to curricula key capabilities, with all that they have done being collated into a single placement-specific personal development plan (PSPDP) ready for supervisor end of placement or end of year evaluation. The PSR is now created from within the PSPDP, carrying over the evaluations and saving trainees and supervisors considerable time. 

Drop-in sessions are being arranged  - there will be one a week until the end of November. No need to book, come along and ask us any question. If you need further information, please contact

Key information for Deaneries/LETBs

You can view information about key processes including:

  • Notification of new TPDs, MRCPsych Course Organisers and College Tutors
  • Obtaining support for new programmes/posts (where applicable)
  • Calculating CCT dates
  • Information about patient and carer involvement in training

If you have appointed new TPDs or MRCPsych course organisers, please complete our online notification form. For any additional queries, email

If you need a new completion of training date calculated for one of your trainees, please complete our completion of training date calculator and send it to for confirmation.

The College has published guidance for NHS training organisations on working in collaboration with people with lived experience to deliver psychiatric education, written by the Patient and Carers in Training Working Group.

If you have appointed a new College Tutor, please complete our online notification form. Once completed, you will be required to send a letter of appointment from your Head of School, Trust or Postgraduate Deanery/LETB to

Although the College is no longer required to review all new location/post requests, we may at times need to review whether a location is appropriate and able to meet the needs of the curricula. Where an application for a new programme is required, support from the College will need to be sought.

You can request support for either a new post or programme by completing our online form. Please complete the form as fully as possible.

We will endeavour to review your request within 20 working days of receipt. Please ensure that requests for support for new post or programme applications are sent in advance to allow for processing time. Further information about the process can be viewed on the GMC webpages.

We will shortly be providing guidance on supporting evidence that will need to be sent through to the College.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us at, or on 0208 618 4170.

RCPsych has developed guidance on the recognition and approval of trainers, which will sit within the Psychiatry Silver Guide. The aim of this guidance is to enable employers and education providers across the UK to ensure a standardised approach to supervision and training, and to ensure that curricula requirements can be delivered and met.

Under the new psychiatry curricula (2022) there is no mandatory time requirement for trainees to meet within Psychiatry training which opens the possibility for fast-tracking trainees who are performing above their expected level.

The Specialist Advisor for Quality Assurance and RCPsych Dean have coordinated a comprehensive system to ensure that those trainees who meet the requirements to be fast-tracked are able to do so but also ensure that the standard and quality of consultant psychiatrists are not impacted.

It is still expected that most trainees will require the full 36 months of Core/Higher training with only exceptional trainees being considered for fast-tracking.

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