Engagement with the e-portfolio is part of Work Based Place Assessment and is regularly assessed by your Educational Supervisor and GP Trainer. It is your responsibility to keep keep it up to date. ARCP panels which decide whether you may progress in your training review your e-portfolio at least once a year
e-Portfolio & the Curriculum
GPST guide to the e-portfolio - 2015
This excellent summary from the RCGP is concise and has lots of screen shots of the e-portfolio making it easy to follow. It's a large file to download but well worth the wait.
An excellent summary irrespective of where you are in your training, detailing the do and the don'ts for making the most of your e-portfolio. Also a 'must read' for Trainers!
How to write a reflective entry - a useful YouTube clip
RCGP guide to good log entries - a brief guide from the RCGP
How good are my e-portfolio entries? A useful workbook for assessing your e-portfolio 2010
Trainers' use of the e-portfolio comment box - PowerPoint 'using the eportfolio comment box'
WPBA ePortfolio Code of Conduct - COGPED and GMC joint statement
SMART PDP entries
You are expected to log > 6 PDP entries per year (3 will be generated at each of your summative Educational Supervision meetings in December and May). They should identify important broad learning needs which require a range of actions to address them. The SMART model was developed by psychologists as a tool to help people set and reach their goals. It’s a simple approach that lends itself to creating good PDP entries in your e-portfolio.
The curriculum and curriculum matching - 2012
Utilising the broad principles of the GMC’s Good Medical Practice the curriculum defines the core knowledge, skills and attitudes that a GP Trainee have to attain by the end of their training in order to become a competent GP.
The GP curriculum What you are expected to know - great preparation for AKT, CSA and life after GP Training
Don't forget personal indeminity cover in your hospital posts
Your employing Trust provides cover for clinical negligence problems arising during your work within your training programme. That cover does NOT extend to advising you with disciplinary issues, dealing with referrals to the General Medical Council, providing personal representation at a Coroner’s inquest if needed, and the multitude of other things that can go wrong unexpectedly. Like any other kind of insurance, seeking retrospective cover is not an option. Please also be aware that Trust legal representatives will be acting to limit the liability to the organisation, your medical reputation will not be a primary concern. However a Defence Society will be acting on YOUR behalf and seeking, where appropriate, to highlight any organisational issues that may have contributed to the incident you were involved with.