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Quality Management

Scottish GP Educational Supervisor

Standards 

It is important for the Scottish Deanery to know that the GP Educational Supervisors who supervise and teach trainees are performing to an appropriate standard. It is a responsible role and needs to be done well. The GMC, the RCGP and various other statutory bodies in the UK have a stake in both setting the standard – i.e. what’s good enough – and ensuring that the Deanery monitors how well that standard is being adhered to. The standards for UK Educational Supervisors are defined by the GMC (The Trainee Doctor, and from January 2016 Promoting Excellence) and adapted for use in General Practice by the RCGP. 

UK GP Educational Supervisors must also understand the professional guidance contained in Good Medical Practice and the RCGP’s Good Medical Practice for GPs. Educational Supervisors in Scotland also require an understanding of and compliance with:  * NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Doctors in Difficulty Policy (NESDiD),  * The NES Training Practice Agreement ,  * The European Working Time Directive Regulations (EWTD)

 

To ensure that you are aware of the breadth and detail of the standards GP Educational Supervisors have to meet, we ask you to complete the declaration below.

 

I have read, understood and agree to act in accordance with the:

* GMC and RCGP standards for UK GP Educational Supervisors

* General Medical Practice and GMP for GPs

* NES Doctors in Difficulty Policy

* NES Training Practice Agreement

* European Working Time Directive

 

Please tick here to certify the above    

 

Process

The process for Educational Supervisor accreditation in Scotland comprises an evaluation of evidence from seven different sources

* Completion of Scottish Prospective Educational Supervisors Course (SPESC) or equivalent

* Educational Supervisor Accreditation Application document * Trainee feedback from Scottish Training Survey (STS) and GMC National Trainee Survey (NTS)

* Feedback from Training Programme Director

* Feedback from an assessment of Educational Supervisor Report (ESR) against RCGP standards, see here.

* Visits to Practices

o To all practices seeking first approval as a new Training Practice 

o To all approved Training Practices within two years of first approval

o Targeted visits to approved Training Practices in response to concerns raised in feedback from stakeholders, including Training Programme Directors and Trainees, or in response to a declaration to the regional Quality Management Group of major changes within the practice

o Quality Assurance visits to a minimum 10% random sample per annum of Training Practices that have submitted an accreditation application.

* Meetings with Educational Supervisors

o With all new Educational Supervisors prior to taking responsibility for their first trainee

o With all new Educational Supervisors within two years of first approval

o Targeted meetings with Educational Supervisors in response to concerns raised in feedback from stakeholders, including Training Programme Directors and Trainees, or in response to a declaration to the Deanery Quality Management Group of major changes within the practice


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