GP Specialty Training

These training modules have been designed for those who support GP specialty training in hospital and general practice placements.

They are suitable for doctors working as clinical and educational supervisors, and other healthcare workers, such as hospital and general practice based nurses and practice staff who may be involved in assessing or providing feedback to doctors in training.

Trainees may find them useful too.

Workplace based assessments (WPBAs)

WPBAs can demonstrate a range of different contributors to clinical competence and show how someone actually functions at work.

This course provides :

  • an outline of GP specialty training
  • an overview of work place based assessment
  • an introduction to the principles of undertaking assessments
  • the GP competency framework and details of the differing assessment schedules

There are 8 modules in this course.

Please register before beginning any of the modules. If you are already registered, please sign in now.

Each module contains a suite of videos. Each video ends with a self-assessment. You may need to take notes, so please have a paper and pen available.

There will be a brief assessment at the end of the module, following which you will be able to print / download a certificate.

Introduction

In this module we look at:

  • what workplace based assessments are
  • what their purpose is
  • who should do them
  • where they might be done
  • and how to give feedback as a professional conversation

This module should be completed before taking any of the others in this course.
It takes approximately 12 minutes to complete.

CEPS

Clinical Examination and Procedural Skills (CEPS)

A CEPS provides evidence about the trainee's ability to undertake a range of specific physical examinations and procedures.

This module includes details on:

  • what is a CEPS
  • who can undertake one
  • where and when it should be done
  • guidance on how a trainee prepares to undertake an observed CEPS
  • the assessment process
  • how to give feedback

Before starting this module, you should complete the Introduction module.

This module takes approximately 13 minutes to complete.

It is also recommended that you view the module for CEPS/DOPS in the Hospital Training section of this website, to remind you of the basic principles of doing this type of assessment.

Mini-CEX

Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)

This module looks in detail at observation of practice undertaken by hospital clinical supervisors. It includes:

  • what the mini-CEX assessment is
  • who can undertake it
  • where, when, and how it should be done
  • how it relates to the GP competency framework
  • guidance on how to undertake mini-CEX and how to give developmental feedback

Before starting this module, you should complete the Introduction module.

This module takes approximately 14 minutes to complete.

COT

Consultation Observation Tool (COT)

The ability to create and maintain effective doctor/patient relationships is an essential quality of any doctor. COT supports trainees in developing consulting skills, and integrating the doctor's clinical agenda with the patient's agenda.

This module looks at:

  • what a COT is
  • who can undertake it
  • where, when, and how it should be done
  • how it relates to the GP competency framework
  • guidance on how to undertake mini-CEX and how to give developmental feedback

Before starting this module, you should complete the Introduction module.

This module takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

CBD

Case Based Discussion (CBD)

Case Based Discussion is a structured interview that enables the assessor to explore the trainee's decision making and professional judgement. It is very useful if a trainee is uncertain about a particular aspect or ethical issue – and also for finding out what they feel, and how they maintain their professional composure in difficult circumstances.

This module looks at:

  • what a COT is
  • who can undertake it
  • where, when, and how it should be done
  • how it relates to the GP competency framework
  • guidance on how to undertake mini-CEX and how to give developmental feedback

Before starting this module, you should complete the Introduction module.

This module takes approximately 17 minutes to complete.

MSF

Multi-Source Feedback (MSF)

The role of feedback in supporting the development of trainees is a cornerstone of work place based assessment. MSF provides a sample of attitudes and opinions of colleagues on the clinical performance and professional behaviour of a trainee.

This module looks at :

  • the rationale for using MSF
  • when it should be done
  • who can undertake it
  • how it relates to the GP competency framework
  • guidance for those who are asked to complete feedback
  • how it is used by educational supervisors

Even if you are not an educational supervisor it is important to complete the module

Before starting this module, you should complete the Introduction module.

This module takes approximately 16 minutes to complete.

PSQ

Patient Satisfaction Questionnaires (PSQ)

A PSQ is a validated tool that probes the patient's perception around a trainee doctor's ability to build a relationship. Feedback from the questionnaire can then be used to highlight areas of strength and areas for development.

This module looks at :

  • the rationale for using PSQ
  • when it should be done
  • who can undertake it
  • how the completed forms are collated
  • how it relates to the GP competency framework
  • guidance to educational supervisors for giving feedback to a trainee

Before starting this module, you should complete the Introduction module.

This module takes approximately 11 minutes to complete.

CSR

Clinical Supervisor Report (CSR)

Clinical Supervisors offer constructive feedback at regular intervals and their reports evaluate the trainee's progress over the time of the placement. Their reports influence the judgement the trainee's educational supervisor makes of their progress.

This module looks at :

  • when a CSR should be done
  • how it relates to the GP competency framework
  • how to prepare it
  • the marking schedule
  • the principles of giving written and verbal feedback

Before starting this module, you should complete the Introduction module.

This module takes approximately 11 minutes to complete.

Trainees Starting General Practice

This course is designed to help trainees learn more about the requirements of GP training.

There is one module in this course.

The module contains a suite of videos. Each video ends with a self-assessment. You may need to take notes, so please have a paper and pen available.

All trainees have an on-line portfolio. By the end of their training, there needs to be sufficient information in their portfolio for a decision to be made on whether or not they can become an independent practitioner.

They need to develop their skills and an understanding of the e-portfolio so that they can achieve this aim. This includes assessments, reviews and the trainees's reflections on their day-to-day learning.

This module provides details of the procedures they should take.

Before starting this module, you should complete the Introduction module.

This module takes approximately 19 minutes to complete.

Principles of Audit

This course tells the story of a GP who recognises a clinical significant event (SE) during a consultation and exploration of the problem, through the use of an eight-point audit of their own practice.

There is one module in this course.

Please register before beginning any of the modules. If you are already registered, please sign in now.

The module contains a suite of videos. Each video ends with a self-assessment. You may need to take notes, so please have a paper and pen available.

This module looks at the steps and processes involved with carrying out an eight-point audit to achieve change.

This module takes approximately 14 minutes to complete.

Due to copyright protection of this course, you are required to be signed in and to have been granted privileged access by HEKSS.

To request access, you should be registered on this site and then complete the on-line application form http://kssdeanery.ac.uk/form/e-learning-modules

Emotional Intelligence

This course aims to increase your knowledge of Emotional Intelligence; why it is so important, and how its skills can be developed in the role of a clinician?

There is one module in this course.

Please register before beginning any of the modules. If you are already registered, please sign in now.

The module contains a suite of videos. Each video ends with a self-assessment. You may need to take notes, so please have a paper and pen available.

This e-leaning course aims to increase your knowledge of the topic of Emotional Intelligence

  • What is emotional intelligence?
  • Why is emotional intelligence important?
  • How can emotional intelligence skills be developed in the role of a clinician?

This module takes approximately 43 minutes to complete.

Due to copyright protection of this course, you are required to be signed in and to have been granted privileged access by HEKSS.

To request access, you should be registered on this site and then complete the on-line application form http://kssdeanery.ac.uk/form/e-learning-modules

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