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Clinical Supervisors

All trainees will have a named Clinical Supervisor – in some cases this may be the same as the Educational Supervisor. They would be involved with teaching and training the trainee in the workplace and should help with both professional and personal development.

Clinical Supervisors offer a level of supervision of clinical activity appropriate to the competence and experience of the individual trainee.


Assigning a Clinical Supervisor to a Trainee

Please be aware that before asking your Training Programme Administrator at NES to assign a Clinical Supervisor to a trainee, you must check with the trainer that they have completed the Recognition of Trainers process.  If they are unsure about this, please ask them to contact the relevant Director of Medical Education office for assistance.

If they have not already completed the process, they should familiarise themselves with the guidance about Recognition or seek guidance from their Director of Medical Education office. A trainer cannot be assigned to a trainee until their Recognition status has been confirmed and the recommendation for Recognition is the responsibility of the DME. This recommendation will be based upon self-declaration against mandatory requirements, confirmation of time in job plan and evidence that the trainer meets (or has a plan to meet) the requirements set out in the Scottish Trainers Framework

If a doctor is nominally assigned to a trainee and does not appear to be recognised and listed on Turas as a named trainer we will refer this back to you as TPD.

Please contact your local DME office if you have any further queries.