Requirements to be a Public Health Educational or Activity Supervisor in the South West

 

This document contains information for Consultants and Public Health Professionals in South West for :

 Accreditation for New Educational Supervisors

In order to supervise a Specialty Registrar based in a South West training location you must be fully accredited to standards set by Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME). 

To become accredited you must attend core competency training in 7 training activities:

  1. Roles and responsibilities
  2. Assessments
  3. Educational appraisal
  4. Educational theory and practice
  5. ARCP
  6. Equality and Diversity
  7. How to Support Trainees

This training has been developed by PGME.  5 of the competencies are obtained by attending in person at training workshops, other competencies are available on-line.

Getting set up on Intrepid

Your training record is kept on the PGME database – Intrepid.  Once set up, you are responsible for keeping your records up to date.

Once you have been identified as eligible, through discussion with the Specialty Tutor at your Training Location, to become an Educational Supervisor and have booked to attend core competency training, you should inform the training programme team by emailing: Public.Health@southwest.hee.nhs.uk who can arrange for an Intrepid account and log-in to be set up by colleagues at PGME (currently Andy Gadsby Andy.Gadsby@southwest.hee.nhs.uk).

Guidance for using Intrepid is available as is information on the seven core competencies

Core competency workshop information and booking information 

If public health specific workshops are being run, this will be communicated via the programme team.

See roles and responsibilities at end of document

Supervisors must also meet the requirements as set out by Faculty of Public Health.

Maintaining accreditation

Having achieved full accreditation, you must maintain your skills with an annual update.  Details of this will be communicated to you by the Programme Team.  In addition, you must attend one half day training related CPD skills workshops per year.  You can opt to attend a whole day skills workshop every two years.

 

Accreditation for Educational Supervisors who have moved to South West and trained as a supervisor elsewhere

For experienced supervisors who have attended supervisor training in another region it is not always necessary to attend training in the south west.

In order to be accredited in south west you must produce evidence of previous training that meets the core competence requirements of Severn Postgraduate Medical Education in the form of:

  • Certificate of attendance and programme of event
    or
  • Confirmation from training programme team in your previous region of attendance at supervisor training and the programme of events.

Please check the 7 core competence requirements against your previous training.  

The Head of Medical Education and Faculty Development will determine if the previous training you have completed meets the standards required in the South West.  If you cannot produce evidence of previous relevant training, you will be required to attend training in the south west.

Supervisors educational must also meet the requirements as set out by Faculty of Public Health:

Getting set up on Intrepid

Your training record is kept on the PGME database – Intrepid.  Once set up, you are responsible for keeping your records up to date.

Once your previous training has been approved you will be provided with an Intrepid account and log-in.  This will be set up by a Programme Team colleague at PGME (currently Andy Gadsby Andy.Gadsby@southwest.hee.nhs.uk).

You can familiarise yourself with the Intrepid database by viewing the Guidance   

Core competency workshop information and booking information

Maintaining accreditation

Having achieved full accreditation in the South West, you must maintain your skills with an annual update.  Details of this will be communicated to you by the Programme Team.  In addition, you must attend one half day training related CPD skills workshops per year.  You can opt to attend a whole day skills workshop every two years.

 

Accreditation for new Activity Supervisors

In order to project/activity supervise a Specialty Registrar based in a South West training location you must meet standards set by Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) by attending training relevant workshops covering:

1.      Roles and responsibilities

2.      Assessments

3.      Educational appraisal

4.      Educational theory and practice

These training requirements can be achieved by attending the Basic Skills One Day Modular Programme for Clinical and Educational Supervisors.

  If public health specific workshops are being run, this will communicated via the programme team.

You are not required to repeat this training.

(Please note Project/Activity Supervisor is a term used in Public Health only.  The FPH is now referring to Project Supervisors as Activity Supervisors and there is reference to both throughout the Public Health website.   In PGME, the role of Project/Activity Supervisor equates to Clinical Supervisor in other medical specialties.)

You should also complete equality and diversity training – either in your own organisation or if no training is available, you can complete the PGME on-line training.  To request a log-in for this training, email severn.education@southwest.hee.nhs.uk

If you are interested in extending your training related skills, you are welcome to attend any other PGME courses 

Training Record

Your training record is kept on the PGME database – Intrepid.  As an Activity Supervisor you are not required to maintain this database. However, if you want to add your own events to this as a record of your training related courses, you can request a log-in by emailing Andy.Gadsby@southwest.hee.nhs.uk.

Activity Supervisors must also meet the requirements as set out by Faculty of Public Health.

See grid below

For any queries related to this document contact public.health@southwest.hee.nhs.uk

 

Requirement

How can this be achieved?

How often do I need to repeat this training?

Educational Supervisor

Activity Supervisor

ES1

Roles and responsibilities

ES 2

Assessments

ES3

Educational appraisal

ES 4

Educational theory and practice

By attending Basic Skills One Day Modular Programme for Clinical (Project) and Educational Supervisors

Never

yes

yes

ES5

Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)

This is available as a short online module. Email severn.education@southwest.hee.nhs.uk to request access.

Never

yes

no

ES 6

Equality and diversity

 

This is available as a short online module. Email severn.education@southwest.hee.nhs.uk to request access.

Other employers’ equality and diversity on line training may be acceptable as long as you can produce a certificate and it has been completed within the previous 2 years.

Every 2 years

yes

Not compulsory but all supervisors should complete equality and diversity

ES 7

How to Support Trainees (previously Doctors in Difficulty)

 

This is delivered through half day courses organised by Severn Postgraduate Medical Education. 

 

 

Never

yes

no

Annual update

Update specifically for public health is sent out from Programme Team

Annually

yes

no

CPD Educational Skills course

By attending CPD courses

 

 

½ day per year or whole day every 2 years

yes

no