Work Place Based Assesment.
WPBA is supported through the eportfolio and includes a variety of tools to gain a comprehensive understanding of competencies and development. These include:
- Case-based Discussion
- Consultation Observation Tool (in primary care only)
- Multi-Source Feedback
- Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (in primary care only)
- Clinical Examination and Procedural Skills (CEPS)
- Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX) (in hospital posts)
- Clinical Supervisors Report
Who can do my WPBA
The appropriate people to undertake this are defined by RCGP as a staff grade doctor, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, an experienced specialty registrar (ST4 or above) or consultant. The observer should not be a peer - a fellow GP trainee or specialty trainee at a similar stage in training. http://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/mrcgp-workplace-based-assessment-wpba/minicex-tool-for-mrcgp-workplace-based-assessment.aspx
The CbD should be carried out by a consultant, an associate specialist or experienced registrar in the speciality concerned (ST4 or above).
The CbDs should be carried out by trainers approved by the GP School as Clinical and Educational supervisors.
In ST3, one out of the minimum requirement of 12 COTs can be carried out by a prospective trainer who has been trained for this as part of the pathway to becoming a trainer.
CbDs should not be carried out by other GPs employed in the practice, even those who have been on the GP School Autumn and Spring courses for partners of trainers. CbDs should not be carried out by OOH supervisors.
COTs should only be carried out in General Practice placements. The COTs should be carried out by trainers approved by the GP School as Clinical and Educational supervisors.
In ST3 one out of the minimum requirement of 12 COTs can be carried out by a partner of a trainer who has been trained for this role by attending the Partners of GP trainers workshop at the spring and autumn school, or by an intending trainer who has been trained for this as part of the intending trainer pathway.
COTs cannot be carried out in hospital posts and should not be assessed by OOH GPs unless this person is also a GP trainer.
Where a trainee offers more than the minimum requirements of COT or CbD for their stage of training it is appropriate for some or all of the "extra" assessments to be done by intending GP trainers or (for COTS only) partners who have been on the Spring and Autumn school course training them to do this.
CEPS and DOPS
The single process of assessment of skills that was DOPS has been replaced by CEPS in which different sorts of evidence should be used to demonstrate competence in Clinical and procedural skills. The GMC has however mandated that as well as demonstrating the competency overall, all trainees must be competent in 5 mandatory intimate examinations breast, male and female genital examinations, rectal and prostate examinations).
Full details of this can be found in the CEPS manual for which there is a link below.
View more information about the eportfolio.
View further details about the GP curriculum.
View the CEPS manual 2015
There is naturally occurring evidence (NOE) that you can be demonstrated through learning which can include: curriculum coverage, learning log entries, personal development plans, CPR and AED competency, Out of Hours experience, audit, presentations, and end-of- post reflections. Please see the NOE page for more detailed information.