Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an Educational Supervisor?

    An educational supervisor is a trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for the overall supervision and management of a specified trainee’s educational progress during a training placement or series of placements.

    The Trainee Doctor GMC Feb 2011

     

     

  • What is a 'named' Clinical Supervisor?

    A 'named' clinical supervisor is a trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for overseeing a specified trainee’s clinical work and providing constructive feedback during a training placement.

    The Trainee Doctor GMC Feb 2011

    Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education adds to this: ‘a trainee can only have one Clinical Supervisor at one point in time, this is the individual responsible for writing a formal report of the trainees progress. Many other clinicians will supervise clinical work.’ 

     

     

  • How do I become a Clinical or Educational Supervisor?

    You should express an interest to your local postgraduate medical education team and/ or your Training Programme Director/ College Tutor. You must complete the initial series of modules of the PPgME programme or accredit the equivalent before commencing in the role.

     

     

  • Why do I need to train?

    To undertake the role effectively you will require insight to the postgraduate medical education process and discussion around possible scenarios you might encounter. The GMC (as regulator) states that all Educational and Clinical Supervisors must be trained for their role.

    The Trainee Doctor GMC Feb 2011

     

     

  • What training is required to be a Clinical Supervisor in HEE-SW (Peninsula)

    You are required to attend Day 1 which relates to the topics below or accredit the equivalent:

    1. Training and Patient Safety (Module 1) – Modules 1 & 2 are run together in a ½ day

    2. Successful Learning Environments (Module 2)

    3. Workplace Based Assessments (Module 3) – ½ day

    Plus evidence Equality & Diversity: this can be through your Trust mandatory annual update or other on-line training modules

  • What training is required to be an Educational Supervisor in HEE-SW (Peninsula)

    You are required to complete the modules necessary for Clinical Supervision (see previous question).  In addition, you are required to attend Day 2 which relates to the topics below or accredit the equivalent:

    • How to support trainees & Career Planning (Module 4) – ½ day

    • Annual Review of Competency Progression (Module 5) – ½ day

    Plus evidence Equality & Diversity: this can be through your Trust mandatory annual update or other on-line training modules 

     

     

  • How much time does the training take?

    'Named' Clinical Supervisor training takes 1 day, Educational Supervisor training takes 2 days. 

     

     

     

  • When am I required to start training?

    As of 31st July 2016, we are now required to inform the GMC of our approved supervisors who will then amend a supervisors' registration to reflect this.  A supervisor will be required to evidence training before commencing in the educational supervisor and/ or 'named' clinical supervisor roles.

     

     

     

  • How do I undertake the required training?

    The modules are advertised on the Health Education England - working across the South West (Peninsula) website, application is by email or telephone request to the Programme Administrator, Tina Oxland.  (01752 676134)