e-Portfolio, Assessment and ARCP


Trainees are encouraged to keep their e-Portfolios up to date. This is regularly monitored by the Clinical Education Department as well as the Training Programme Directors. Trainees will meet on a regular basis with their Clinical and Educational Supervisors as well as the Training Programme Directors who will help provide support, guidance and encouragement if required.

The e-Portfolio can be found here: horus.hee.nhs.uk/login

Supervised Learning Events (Assessments)

The Foundation Programme requires that all Foundation doctors complete supervised learning events (SLEs) and formal assessments as evidence of their professional development.

The current requirement is as follows:
Supervised learning event Recommended minimum number

Direct observation of doctor/patient interaction:

3 or more per placement*
(minimum of nine observations per year; at least six must be mini-CEX)

Case-based discussion (CBD)

2 or more per placement*

Developing the clinical teacher

1 or more per year

Additional information may be found here: stfs.org.uk/doctor/assessmentsles

Safe Prescribing

At the start of the training year, all Foundation trainees are asked to sit the Prescribing Assessment, which was designed to ensure that newly employed Foundation doctors are competent to prescribe safely and secondly to identify any additional training and support required to enhance prescribing skills.

Foundation doctors are also expected to complete 6 SCRIPT modules each year. SCRIPT is an innovative e-Learning programme that provides trainees with a series of modules to explore prescribing and therapeutics. SCRIPT is an easily accessible web based programme comprising 41 modules, divided into 7 units covering competencies defined by the GMC and those required within the Foundation curriculum.

For more information contact the Medical Education Officer and see: kss3.safeprescriber.org/

Foundation ARCP

The Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP) provides a formal process for reviewing a Foundation trainee’s progress against the requirements by using the evidence gathered on e-Portfolio, and by the Supervisors and Clinical Education Department. With insight a trainee will be aware; they are on course for successful sign-off or if they will be required to be given specific targets and additional training time.

The ARCP process is often perceived as a difficult time for trainees. The help and support provided throughout the year will allow this process to run smoothly and for trainees to feel there is a positive outcome. Trainees will be encouraged to meet regularly with their Clinical and Educational Supervisors to help them support and develop their e-Portfolios.

For more information on ARCP including information on timings see: stfs.org.uk/doctor/ARCP

SCRIPT Foundation Trainee National Guide

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