The assessments recorded in the Trainee ePortfolio will be drawn from performance and evaluation taking place in the real situations in which doctors work. It also allows competence in areas such as team-working to be appraised in a manner which cannot be done by the AKT and CSA.
The Trainee ePortfolio belongs to the GPStR but key parts of it are accessible to the trainer, educational supervisor and deanery administrators through a permissions system. All personal records will be hidden to all except the GPStR until they decide to share them. The Trainee ePortfolio includes places to record tutorials, formal educational sessions and a skills log. It has a diary and a mailbox. It will also contain links to learning resources that are being developed by the RCGP and has a personal area where individuals can save files, documents, certificates of learning and other digital materials.
AKT and CSA results will be made available through the Trainee ePortfolio. The Trainee ePortfolio will also carry the evidence that is considered at interim and final reviews. Trainees who pass WPBA at final review and also have a pass in AKT and CSA will be elligible to apply for a Certificate of Completion of Training (VVT), inclusion in the General Medical Council’s GP Register and membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners. The Certification Unit of the RCGP will receive the indication from the GPStR that they are ready for certification.
Many tools will be completed on-line without the contributor having to enter the Trainee ePortfolio. Writing to many parts of the Trainee ePortfolio will be limited to the trainer or educational supervisor. The personal section of the Trainee ePortfolio will be hidden to all except the GP trainee.
Users who would like to see a paper copy of the six assessment forms used for WPBA, can download and print copies of the tools. Please note that this document is slow to download.