ACCS Trainee Supervision and 2010 Curriculum
This should be a Consultant from the trainee’s parent speciality who is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the trainee’s educational progress throughout the ACCS programme (ie 3 years). The Educational Supervisor may have more than one trainee but the trainee should have only one supervisor for this phase of training. If this is not possible for geographical reasons (eg: if the trainee is located at a different site for the CT3 year), a Clinical Tutor from that location should be allocated (see below).
The Educational Supervisor should be able to demonstrate adequate knowledge and/or training in the following areas:
- The ACCS programme including familiarity with the curricula, eportfolio, assessment methods, and the ARCP requirements.
- Appraisal skills
- Doctors in difficulty
- Equality and diversity
The Educational Supervisor should meet with the trainee at least twice in every six month placement to ensure that the trainee is progressing in their training, and completing all necessary paperwork and portfolios. These meetings should be documented and kept by both parties. The Educational Supervisor should obtain information from the Clinical Supervisor and other key professionals with whom the trainee has worked prior to these meetings. At the end of each year of training the Educational Supervisor is expected to prepare a report in preparation for the Annual Record of Competency Progression (ARCP) review. The Educational Supervisor must involve the Training Programme Director in any training issues at the earliest opportunity.
The Educational Supervisor is also expected to ensure that the trainee receives appropriate career planning and guidance.
The Educational Supervisor may also carry out the Clinical Supervisor role for an individual trainee while the trainee is on placement with them.
Further Guidance can be found in the Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) Educational Supervisor Handbook 2016–2017
This should be a Consultant from the speciality in which the trainee is currently placed. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for creating a learning environment in the workplace and should be aware of any specific learning objectives for individual trainees. The Clinical Supervisor should meet with the trainee three times in every six month placement to ensure that the trainee is progressing with their WPBAs and completing the required portfolio/paperwork, including audit and other academic activities. These meetings should be documented and kept by both parties.
The Clinical Supervisor must ensure that the trainee is able to attend allocated teaching sessions and take appropriate study leave.
The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that relevant information about progress and performance is made available to the Educational Supervisor, particularly if there are any concerns about an individual trainee.
At the end of the placement the Clinical Supervisor should complete a training report on the trainees’ overall progress that is kept by the trainee, but is also made available to the Educational Supervisor to provide evidence of satisfactory progression for the yearly ARCP process.
This is a Consultant who has been delegated the responsibility for the trainee, where for geographical reasons it would be impractical for the Educational Supervisor to continue this role. In this eventuality the Clinical Tutor is most likely to carry out the Clinical Supervisor role as well, and will be responsible for the end of placement training report.