Assessments for SpRs
Appraisal - an informal and largely confidential process in which progress is reviewed by the Educational Supervisor. It should occur three-monthly and should involve establishing a personal learning plan (PLP) with a framework for setting and recording educational objectives.
Assessment - a formal process which is carried out under the auspices of the Postgraduate Dean. It is informed by training reports providing feedback on three broad areas: personal attributes, interpersonal skills and clinical skills.
SpRs may wish to use the workplace based assessments recently introduced, ePaedMSFonly or all the tools used by MMC trainees, including e-Portfolio. Trainees should enrol with the College to sign up with ASSET and ePortfolio.
Reports should be completed by the trainee, the supervising clinical consultants and senior members of the nursing or paramedical staff. Interviews are undertaken annually and the conclusions documented as a Record of In-Training Assessment (RITA). The Deaneries have several different RITA forms:
- The RITA A provides core information on an SpR and is completed at entry to the grade.
- The RITA B records changes to the core information
- The RITA C records satisfactory progress at an annual review
- The RITA D records a recommendation for targeted training
- The RITA E records a recommendation for intensified supervision/repeated experience.
- The RITA F records out-of-programme experience
- The RITA G provides a final record of satisfactory progress on completion of training
An important component of appraisal and assessment is the generation of a portfolio. This is essentially a collection of evidence of learning, demonstrating the continued acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, understanding and achievements. It is used in conjunction with the Personal Learning Plans and Training Reports at the RITA interviews.
SpR Assessment Package
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