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Trainee Advisory Group (TAG)

The Trainee Advisory Group is made up of representatives from the many specialities across Wessex. The Group makes sure that trainees have a strong voice in the development of postgraduate medical education and training in Health Education England, Wessex.

We meet regularly throughout the year and discuss regional issues of importance to trainees. We provide feedback directly to the Dean and Deputy Postgraduate Dean during our meetings and act as an interface for discussion between educators and education managers working within Health Education England, Wessex and trusts around the region.


The role and responsibilities and role of the TAG

  • Provide the Postgraduate Dean with a trainee perspective on education and training activities,
    policies, procedures and support the development of new initiatives

  •  Advise the Postgraduate Dean and Deanery Executive Committee of concerns to trainees and seek ways to respond to these concerns.

  •  Consider matters suggested for discussion by the Postgraduate Dean and the Executive Committee, and any of the specialty schools

  • Share information about the local office's activities with all trainees.

  • Report regularly to the local office on the deliberations and activities of the TAG.


We currently have representation from a wide range of specialties including

  • Surgery
  • Medicine (CMT, GIM, MOPRS, Rheumatology)
  • General Practice
  • Foundation Programme
  • Paediatrics
  • Anaesthetics
  • Public Health
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Histopathology
  • Medical Education
  • Quality Improvement


The trainees representing these specialties are typically a higher specialist trainee representative from each school, but we welcome contribution from trainees from any specialty that is not represented in this way.
Read our Terms of Reference here (pdf)


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Please feel free to e-mail if your specialty isn’t represented on the list above or you would like to be put in touch with the trainee who currently acts as the representative for your specialty; to raise an issue you feel the TAG could help address.



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