Workforce, training and education
East of England

HEE East of England

East of England Dental Foundation Training Schemes




Suzanne Plummer


Norfolk and Waveney

Training Programme Director: Suzanne Plummer
Telephone: 01493 728351

Administrator: Sophie Hudson
Telephone: 01603 286884

Administrator: Neil Redpath
Telephone: 01603 286852

Norfolk & Norwich Institute for Medical Education,
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, Education Centre, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UY

We are very lucky to have an exciting programme of speakers this year who are all very knowledgeable and passionate about their field of expertise. Study days are held at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital and are a great opportunity to meet your peers and learn in a modern environment. The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital opened its doors to its first patients in November 2001. The Dental Foundation Course holds the majority of its sessions in the Bob Champion Research and Education Centre, which is a joint venture between the UEA and the NNUH. Hands-on sessions are held in the Technical Skills Laboratory which features 12 independent dental mannequins to work on.

The Scheme actively encourages an open and lively approach using small group sessions and peer review. The centre at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has an excellent skills room which is used by the Scheme to support hands on skill development. The training practices are a mixture of city practices and practices in the market towns. The practices are well appointed with good size surgeries and have a large number of patients allowing for a wide range of experiences during the training year. Most practices are family orientated practices in nature so again a varied range of experience is obtained from the very young to the more elderly. In the past Foundation Dentists have found this broad range of experience and exposure very beneficial in their career development. The educational supervisors are selected because of their experience and commitment to foundation training and will be very influential early on in your career.

Norwich is a vibrant city, in touch with today’s world, but at the same time steeped in history and overflowing with culture. You can easily spend the day shopping, wandering along Tudor cobbled lanes, or taking in some of the wonderful historical buildings that Norwich has to offer. Or indeed entertain yourself at the theatre or cinema, or one of the many galleries in and around Norwich. It has extensive shopping and entertainment, whilst offering affordable housing and good schools. The North Norfolk Coast has some excellent beaches and many superb restaurants. For those who like water sports the Norfolk Broads offer excellent facilities from the more peaceful pursuits of sailing to the more adventurous water sports of water ski-ing and power boat racing.

Norwich has an excellent train service to the heart of London (Liverpool Street station) so making access to London easy. It also has a thriving regional airport that links to the international hub at Amsterdam, so making international travel easy; whilst Stansted airport is also within easy commuting distance.









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