It’s very important that if you do experience difficulties you talk to someone about it. In South Yorkshire the Educational Supervisor would be the most appropriate person to contact first. In the other localities your College Tutor would be able to provide you with support. If you feel that your concerns have not been addressed, then you can contact your Training Programme Director and discuss your concerns.
The study days are compulsory for the levels specified. You must now register for every relevant study day using the 'Register' link found on each course 'Details' page. Please complete this form in full and return to Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber well in advance of the study day.
If you are unable to attend for any valid reason, you must inform Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber using the 'Non-attendance form' link found on the relevant course 'Details' page. On-call commitments do not count as valid reasons for non-attendance. Annual leave should be avoided if you are aware of clashes with a study day; however, pre-booked, unchangable annual leave can be counted as a valid reason for non-attendance.
Yes. Excess travel expenses and reimbursement of relocation expenses are the responsibility of your employing NHS Trust. We recommend contacting the HR department in advance of travel or relocation.
Generally the MSF should be completed 6-8 weeks before your Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP). This gives time for any issues to be resolved well in advance of ARCP.
Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber will send the College a copy of your ARCP outcome document.
Trainees need to satisfactorily complete all the required Learning Outcomes for each stage of training. Whilst WBAs are very important they are not the sole method of judging progress. There must be triangulation of evidence of satisfactory progress. The decision on whether a trainee is at a suitable level of competence to progress to next stage of training (whether already in run-through or applying from an FTSTA post into a run-through post) is taken by the ARCP panel. The Gold Guide indicates the sort of evidence to be considered (section 7.40) which includes:
Portfolio and logbook
Educational Supervisors' report
The RCOphth gives a checklist for ARCPs in the Curriculum for OST.