Useful Forms and Links
Employment issues, Contracts, Maternity Leave, Study Leave, Sick Leave, Expense Claims, indemnity, DBS checks etc:
For Information and guidance regarding all employment issues, payments or reimbursements to trainees including indemnity, expenses, study leave, travel etc. refer to the single lead employer documents and website
The VTS and Deanery teams are responsible for the educational aspects of your training but are not involved in your employment. For queries regarding anything to do with your contracts or pay you will need to contact the single lead employer
UNDERTAKING ADDITIONAL WORK WHILST IN A POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAMME:
The recently published CoPMED ‘Guidance for Trainees and Trainers on Undertaking Additional Work Whilst in a Postgraduate Medical Education Training Programme’ is below. It is important that all are familiar with this guidance. It ‘comes into force’ immediately. Please read and become familiar with the entire guidance but a few key points are listed below.
- All additional work that requires a licence to practice must be declared to the Responsible Officer (RO) on Form R
- The employer, placement provider and RO must be made aware off all additional work.
- Individuals must not work beyond their capability as described in Good Medical Practice.
- Additional work must not be undertaken during periods of absence for study or sickness….when we start collecting the sickness data if we establish a trainee has a high level of sickness, as their employer, we would stop the trainee undertaking the additional work
- Additional work will not impact on achieving educational goals. Trainees in periods of extended training (unsatisfactory ARCP) should not normally undertake any additional work.
- GP trainees can only work in an approved practice setting subject to the regulations of the performers list. If working in other settings, such as hospital practice, this must be within current capabilities which will usually be a role that the doctor has undertaken in the previous 2 years.
- Repetitive additional work should lead to a review of LTFT training schedule or eligibility.
- LTFT for health reasons is unlikely to support additional working.
- Inter-Deanery Transfers guidance
- Intra-deanery transfer request form
- Guidance on Intra-Deanery Transfers
Less Than Full Time Training:
- LTFT KSS useful information
- LTFT Deanery information
- LTFT Deanery contact – Mairi Hills ( Mairi.Hills@hee.nhs.uk )
- LTFT change of % app form Aug 2020
Out of Hours:
- URGENT AND UNSCHEDULED CARE Guidance November 2019
- Reading and Newbury VTS OOH Record Sheet
- Contact email for booking shifts with South Central Ambulance Service: Scheduling.Department@scas.nhs.uk
- Guidance on out of hours work for GP trainees https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/gp_out_of_hours
- Contact email for organising Oxfordshire out of hours: firstname.lastname@example.org , or Karen Haycroft email@example.com
- Contact email for booking Westcall out of hours shifts (Berkshire): firstname.lastname@example.org (Office tel no: 01189781119 )
- ST1 induction (Oxfordshire Practices) UUSC induction ST1 trainees (1)
Deanery information on applying for out of programme experience
Link to RCGP Guidance on e-portfolio and Work Place Based Assessment
Link to Login page for the e-portfolio
The new curriculum has been released and imported to the ePortfolio – this is not part of the changes to the WPBA that are due to be implemented in August 2020. The only change to the WPBA requirements is the new prescribing assessment pilot.
As part of this change the curriculum has been replaced by Patient Experience Groups and the Competencies are now named Capabilities. Previously we expected that a minimum of 5 curriculum entries would be sufficient to show exposure to relevant areas by the end of ST3. This was to include theoretical and practical application.
The old curriculum has not been lost and will be reviewed as well as logs linked to the new Patient Experience Groups at ESRs and ARCP.
There are no set numbers of logs that are required for the experience groups but ideally all 13 capabilities should be demonstrated across all 8 patient experience groups at least once, ideally in each review period but certainly within each year. For OOHs all Capabilities will need to be demonstrated across the patient experience group 6, “People requiring urgent and unscheduled care”.
The new e portfolio platform will be introduced in August 2020 with the new assessment schedule.
Please see the RCGP website for details of all changes.
- Child and adult safeguarding3
- E-learning for health modules for Adult and Child Safeguarding
- Bluestream e-learning resources for safeguarding
- Thames Valley GP Training Safeguarding Training Policy August 2019.pdf
- Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults alternative level 3 training
- Frequently asked questions for adult and child safeguarding 0612192
Gp e-learning based on curriculum areas:
GP Mandatory training eg equality and diversity, information governance and safeguarding
- Bluestream academy – register through your training practice
Good medical practice and ethics:
CSA and AKT preparation:
Induction and Refresher Scheme:
National performers list:
Information related to appraisal post CCT:
- When training is complete please ensure that the status on the performers list is changed. The Form NPL3 needs to be completed https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/npl-3-national-performers-lists-change-notification-form/ and returned to the email address on the form. Once this is done each local team is aware of the GP and they will be offered an appraisal within the first year of practice. At present GPs are contacting the office about their appraisal having not been allocated, we are happy to help once we are aware of them on our local list in South Central.
- PDP at end of training. It is becoming more common for GPs at their first appraisal to deny all knowledge of a PDP. In fact they would have agreed one for their first year in practice at their final review with their trainer. Appraisal is a useful opportunity to review how those plans have gone and to agree development goals for future practice. A focus in the final review of looking forward to the demands of independent practice and what learning may be needed for this will help here.
- Thames Valley are compiling local advice to add to our own page on the NHS England website; while this is in preparation doctors in the final phase of training should read the RCGP guidance on how to prepare for appraisal and the NHSE Medical Appraisal Guidance.
- Below is new guidance related to scope of practice and revalidation. Please read the guidance document itself as well as the ‘FAQs’ document:
- (1) FAQs_re_Full_Scope_of_Work_update_2nd_April_2019
- Thames Valley Appraisal team contact email: email@example.com
GUIDANCE ON THE CONTENT OF SPECIALTY TRAINING PROGRAMMES IN GENERAL PRACTICE INTENDED TO LEAD TO THE AWARD OF A CCT :
For attention of ST3s on Tier 2 visas
We are delighted to be able to let you know that the Home Office have agreed that HEE can continue to act as your Tier 2 visa sponsor for 3 months beyond your CCT date even though we will no longer be your employer. We appreciate that this issue has been causing considerable stress and concern. The Home Office has requested a single list of the Tier 2 GPSTs to be returned to them, which will help to relieve pressures on UKVI and speed up the process. Could you please contact the Overseas Sponsorship Team on firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm if you would like to take the opportunity for the 3 months extension or if you do not require this (for example you have obtained sponsorship with another employer).
Useful Contacts / Information:
- Revised Framework Agreement – Junior Doctors 2019
- RCGP Website
- GP Curriculum
- Oxford Deanery
- Bradford VTS
- Royal Berkshire Hospital
- Oxford Deanery Removals Policy Jan 2013 (2) – If you think you are eligible, you need to apply for reimbursement to Asha Ellerton at UHB, Finance Department, UHB NHS Foundation Trust, PO Box 16967, 14-17 George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 6TT – 0121 371 7477 – email@example.com
- Useful-contacts-for-trainers-and-trainees at Jan2019
- A Resource for AKT and CSA preparation – https://www.fourteenfish.com
- Dyslexia Screening Tool
- For GPs in need of extra support or who are worried about their wellbeing. GP Career Support
- Reading and Newbury guide to Professionalism
- Doctors in Difficulty
- Targeted Trainees – FAQs TGPT 1
- Primary Care Fellowship Programme 2020 – The closing date is 29th March EOI HEETV QI Primary Care Fellowships 2020 final3 Fellowships HEETV PCS 2020 info pack final2 Flyer HEETV primary care fellowship programme 2020 final3
BMA Wellbeing Support Services – firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning to lead toolkit:
Teaching topics during Covid 19 training delay:
Whale resources – remote consultations a survival guide
Lots of resources on Bradford VTS
Medical Defence Unions
E-LfH online learning
Free NB Medical Webinar: