TRAINING PORTFOLIO for Anaesthetists in Training in the NHS
A framework to manage the documentation supporting appraisal and the annual review of training
Produced by The Royal College of Anaesthetists Educating, Training and Setting Standards in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management
NHS Appraisal Portfolio for Anaesthetists in Training in the NHS CONTENTS
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Introduction Glossary Principles of appraisal Structure of the appraisal portfolio Section 1 Personal details.
Section 2 Current medical activities. Section 3 Guidance on the data and evidence required to support appraisal and review, and the evidence needed regarding teaching and training, relationships with patients and working with colleagues. Section 4 Probity and health declarations. Section 5 Summary of your Appraisal discussion. Section 6 Personal Development Plan (PDP). Section 7 Additional documents used to support current or previous appraisals and annual reviews. Section 8 Reflective notes. Archive for old documents.
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NHS Appraisal Portfolio for Anaesthetists in Training in the NHS INTRODUCTION
This portfolio has been produced by The Royal College of Anaesthetists. It incorporates the NHS Appraisal Portfolio for trainees and the Personal Folder for career grade anaesthetists developed by The Joint Committee on Good Practice of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. NHS Appraisal Appraisal has been an important part of Medical Education for many years – “education appraisal” is a vital part of a doctor’s development. The drive for a formal Appraisal process for all doctors in the NHS came from the introduction of the concept of Clinical Governance outlined in 1998 consultation document “A First Class Service – Quality in the New NHS”. In the consultation document Supporting Doctors Protecting Patients, (Department of Health 1999), Sir Liam Donaldson the Chief Medical Officer for England laid out a wide-range of proposals to assist doctors and help prevent them developing problems. The aims of Appraisal, which is at the heart of these proposals are :• • • • To set out personal and professional development needs, career paths and goals. To agree plans for them to be met. Review the doctor’s performance To consider the doctor’s contribution to the quality and improvement of local healthcare services.
Appraisal has been introduced by the Department of Health for all doctors working in the NHS. This guidance and document relates to Doctors in Training. All doctors in training must be part of the Appraisal process, which provides feedback on performance and continuing progress, and to identify educational and development needs. Appraisal as part of the training programme The Appraisal process for doctors in training must encompass the educational processes and documentation already in place for the CCT programme. This portfolio provides the framework into which CCT documentation can be inserted or collated both for appraisals within the CCT training programme and to support the Annual Review of training. All trainees should therefore use this portfolio in conjunction with their College Logbook to collate evidence and documentation. The portfolio is not an end in itself, it is a means to an end; it is a framework into which relevant information can be placed or appended and to give a structure to its presentation.
Appraisal Appraisee Appraiser Assessment A process to provide feedback on doctors’ performance, chart their continuing professional development, and identify their developmental needs. The doctor undergoing appraisal. A doctor who possess the skills and has undergone appropriate training to carry out appraisal. A formal process which examines performance. A variety of assessment methods will be used to cover all of the areas of Good Medical Practice and will include for example:...