Throughout training, and in every post there are two types of supervisor.
Your Educational Supervisor will act as your mentor through training towards your Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).
Your Clinical Supervisor changes every time your rotate to your next placement, and when in a GP Post, is the term used to describe your GP Trainer.
The Educational Supervisor is expected to:
- review eportfolio entries and ensure they link to requried competencies
- provide WPBA feedback
- monitor log entries to ensure a sufficient amount are uploaded
- provide pastoral support
- assess the Naturally Occurring Evidence (NOE) at the times of the ESRs
How many sessions and when
ST1: 2 meetings in first post, 1 meeting in second (i.e. 3 for that year: 1 informal + 2 formal)
- ST2: 1 per 6m post (ie 2 for that year: both formal)
- ST3: 1 per 6m post (ie 2 for that year: both formal)
After the meeting
- You and your supervisor MUST generate an "Educational Supervisor's Report" (ESR).
- This report will highlight any difficulties - either personal, educational or with the post. Please don't worry about these being documented. Educational supervision is not about disciplinary procedures but more about helping you overcome or see you through the difficulties.
- Therefore, the report has an "agreed action plan" to help your training journey become smoother.
- The report must be uploaded onto the e-portfolio.
Your GP Trainer is effectively your Clinical Supervisor when you are based in a Primary Care setting, but you will also be allocated a Clinical Supervisor during each of your Hospital training posts.
It is your responsiblity to ensure that this is organised in accordance with the relevant mandated timescales.