e-Portfolio and Teaching
Those on the General Practice Specialty Training Programme are required to register with the Royal College of General Practice to be assigned an e-Portfolio account.
The package allows trainees and their trainers to maintain a learning log and keep a record of education and development, reflective practice and assessments in order to provide sufficient evidence for the CCT.
Trainees are required to keep their e-Portfolios up to date; this is regularly monitored by the Clinical Education Department and support provided as required. The portfolios are regularly assessed at the Local Faculty Group Meetings with trainees being provided rapid supportive feedback.
For more information on the e-Portfolio go to: www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/mrcgp-trainee-eportfolio.aspx
We have worked with several generations of Registrars to develop a relevant and interactive teaching programme mapped to the curriculum providing learning and skills relating to General Practice.
The Programme is primarily for the ST3 trainees and is run each Wednesday afternoon, for three ten-week terms per annum. The ST1 and 2 trainees are timetabled to attend three of these sessions per annum and are expected to attend the local teaching programmes of the hospital specialties they are training in.
There is a highly rated ST3 residential which provides block teaching to the ST3 General Practice trainees. All trainees are also invited to attend other training opportunities such as the Medical Grand Round, Audit and Leadership events.