Trainer Recognition Presentation Slides - March 20

Trainer Recognition and
New Arrangements for Trainer
Recognition and Accreditation
 In August 2012, the GMC released a document ‘Recognising and Approving
Trainers: The Implementation Plan’.
 The document details the GMC’s new arrangements
for the formal recognition of medical trainers in
secondary care (and in primary care for those not
accredited as GP trainers).
 Arrangements will be in place from 2013-14.
 The GMC is currently working to secure legislative
change so that the process of recognition becomes a
formal approval process in the future.
Why is a formal recognition process
The GMC anticipates that the formal recognition of trainers will
improve the quality of training particularly in relation to:
Trainers as positive role models, demonstrating good medical
Teaching and feedback
Assessment decisions
The training of, and support for, trainers
When will the new arrangements be
The new arrangements are to be fully implemented by 31st July 2016.
The new arrangements will be introduced using a staged approach in line with the
following deadlines which have been set by the GMC:
31st December 2012
Deanery submitted a timeline for the implementation of
trainer recognition to the GMC
31st July 2013
Deanery systems and databases must be ready
31st July 2014
All trainers to be registered on the database and have
either provisional or full recognition
31st July 2016
New arrangements to be fully implemented
Who will the new arrangements
apply to?
The new arrangements will apply to:
 All Educational Supervisors for postgraduate trainees
 All ‘Named’ Clinical Supervisors for postgraduate trainees
 Those overseeing education in medical schools
 Lead co-ordinators for undergraduate students at the different
hospitals and community sites
How will trainers be recommended
for formal recognition by the GMC?
Trainers to be
identified by
the Deanery
Trainers to meet
the accreditation
requirements set
out by the
Recommend for
formal recognition
by the GMC
of trainers
by the GMC
How will Educational Supervisors be
accredited by the Wales Deanery?
Educational Supervisors in Wales will be required to sign and meet the
requirements of the Educational Supervision Agreement
The Agreement defines the roles, responsibilities and
rights of the three parties:
 An Educational Supervisor
 A Local Education Provider
 The Wales Deanery
It also identifies the mechanisms to support the
provision of high quality postgraduate medical
education and training.
What are the key aims of the
Educational Supervision Agreement?
The Agreement aims to professionalise the Educational Supervisor role by:
 Clearly defining the roles, responsibilities and rights of those providing
educational supervision and those supporting Educational Supervisors
 Ensuring that Educational Supervisors receive protected time, resources and
support to deliver their educational role, including increased recognition of the
Educational Supervisor role within the Consultant job planning process and
access to appropriate training
Protected time to undertake
the Educational Supervisor role
One hour per week per trainee
 Raising the profile of postgraduate medical training in Wales thereby increasing
its attractiveness as a graduate destination and improving recruitment
What are the accreditation requirements
detailed in the Agreement?
The Agreement includes an Educational Supervisor responsibility to meet
the GMC’s standards in relation to the requirements of the Academy of
Medical Educators’ (AoME) ‘Framework for the Professional Development of
Postgraduate Medical Supervisors’.
The Framework comprises the following seven areas:
1. Ensuring safe and effective patient care through training
2. Establishing and maintaining an environment for learning
3. Teaching and facilitating learning
4. Enhancing learning through assessment
5. Supporting and monitoring educational progress
6. Guiding personal and professional development
7. Continuing professional development as an educator
How can Educational Supervisors demonstrate
they have met the accreditation requirements?
Educational Supervisors MUST:
 Undertake Educational Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
activity as follows:
• Eight hours of Educational CPD per year
• Four of the eight hours to be recognised by CPD certificates and provided
as evidence at annual appraisal
• Cover at least two different areas of the AoME’s Framework per year
• Cover all seven AoME Framework areas over a five year cycle
 Demonstrate/provide evidence of appropriate attitudes and behaviours
How will the accreditation process work
for Named Clinical Supervisors?
The accreditation process for Named Clinical Supervisors is yet to be
agreed and will be subject to consultation.
The following key principles will apply:
 The role will need to be recognised in both appraisal and job planning
 Trainers who meet Educational Supervisor accreditation requirements will not
require separate accreditation as Clinical Supervisors
 Clinical Supervisors will only be required to meet areas 1 – 4 and 7 of the
AoME’s Framework
 The accreditation process for Clinical Supervisors is likely to take place over a
five year cycle
How will the Deanery monitor the
implementation of the accreditation process?
The compliance of individual Educational and Clinical Supervisors will
be monitored at annual appraisal, where evidence of CPD activity
and appropriate skills and behaviours will be required.
The Deanery will work to:
 Establish arrangements to monitor trainer, Local Education Provider and
Deanery compliance with Agreement responsibilities and accreditation
 Develop remediation and other processes to handle instances in which
accreditation requirements are not met
How can I find out more?
There are lots of ways you can find out more:
 A series of newsletters which are available from your local
Postgraduate Centre
 Contact the Local Faculty Lead for Trainer Support at your Health Board
 Contact the Deanery’s Quality and Postgraduate Education Support Unit
at [email protected]
 Further information will also be published
on the Deanery’s web site in due course

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