Requirements to be a Supervisor in the South West

 

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

Accreditation for New Educational and Academic 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 5 training activities:

  1. Training and trainee supervision
  2. Successful learning environments for supervisors 
  3. Workplace-based assessments, appraisal and feedback 
  4. How to support trainees
  5. ARCP 

This revised training has been developed by PGME and was implemented in April 2020.

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.  The annual update can be completed by attending the Public Health Training Conference, if a Supervisor cannot attend, video clips will be available online. Details of this will be communicated to you by the Programme Team.

 

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

For experienced supervisors who have attended supervisor training in another region it is still necessary to attend training in the south west.

 

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. Training and trainee supervision
  2. Successful learning environments for supervisors 
  3. Workplace-based assessments, appraisal and feedback 

These training requirements 1-3 can be achieved by attending Public Health specific training communicated by 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 in your own organisation - evidence of this may be required by the Training Programme. 

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

For any queries relating to accreditation or Supervisor training please contact PublicHealth.SW@hee.nhs.uk

More information can also be found in the South West Public Health Training Policy

 

Supervisor Accreditation and Competences

Requirement

How can this be achieved?

How often do I need to repeat this training?

Educational Supervisor

Academic Supervisor

Health Protection Supervisor

Activity Supervisor

ES 1

ES 2

ES 3

 

By attending Public Health specific training for all Supervisors (one day)

 

 

 

Never

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

ES4

How to support trainees

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

 

 

 

Never

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

No

ES 5

ARCP


 

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

The Public Health Training Programme are also planning to deliver this training. 

 

 

 

 

Never

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

No 

Equality and Diversity

 

 

This training is part of mandatory training within each training location. Supervisors may be required to provide evidence of completion.

Responsibility for ensuring training is complete sits with the Specialty Tutor. 

 

 

 

 

 As per location requirements 

 

 

 

 

Yes 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes 

Annual update

Update specifically for Public Health by attending Annual Training Conferences. Video clips are available for those who cannot attend.

 

 

 

Annually

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

No (but advised)

CPD Educational Skills course

By attending CPD courses open to Educational and Academic Supervisors

 

Not required- optional