Educational supervision

Information for those who undertake an educational supervisory role, for example, College tutors, regional advisors and programme directors.

Effective educational supervision courses

The GMC has mandated that by July 2016 all educational supervisors who work with junior doctors and medical students must have received training in educational supervision.

To support Trusts, we have developed a one day course, which includes: an introduction to educational supervision, updates on the new RCPCH assessment and workshops on career advice, supporting doctors in difficulty, managing the able trainee as well as giving good feedback.

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National survey of trainers

The General Medical Council (GMC) runs this survey to to monitor the quality of medical education and training in the UK.

Find out more on GMC website

Supervision forms

An education supervisor can complete these forms for trainees on their RCPCH ePortfolio account.

It is anticipated that the minimum supervision forms completed for a trainee per rotation/post are:

  • induction meeting
  • midpoint review
  • end of post review.

Educational supervisors must complete a trainers report in adequate time for the ARCP panels. This needs contribution from clinical supervisors, which means all doctors have a responsibility to provide clinical supervision.

All paediatricians who have completed Level 1 training or meet the guidance on safe cover for paediatric out of hours will be expected to ensure patient safety at all times.

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Assessments and sample supervision forms

See the Table of Assessments (PDF). The completion of the assessments over the year should be addressed in the trainer's report.