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Guidance on Completing Your Portfolio

Your portfolio for accreditation as a named supervisor should demonstrate a professional, informed and coherent approach to the supervision of trainees. The portfolio documentation has been kept as brief as possible and is aimed primarily at supporting a developmental discussion about your role as a named supervisor with a minimum of ‘paperwork’.

It is only mandatory to complete this portfolio if you have a role as a named clinical or a named educational supervisor, in which case you will be required to participate in a process of Trust based reaccreditation every three years. Your Director of Medical Education (or equivalent) will be able to inform you of the review arrangements within your Trust.

Evidence of good practice

  • You should aim to provide between four and eight separate
    pieces of evidence highlighting your work as a named clinical
    or educational  supervisor over the past three years. This
    should include data from, or actions taken as a result of, the
    latest GMC trainee survey or equivalent where available.
  • In completing the portfolio document, please indicate the areas
    of the Professional Development Framework to which they
    relate. The Framework areas are provided at the back of this
    portfolio for ease of reference. Some pieces of evidence may
    be relevant to more than one area.
  • You may already have prepared a portfolio (or part of it) for
    appraisal, revalidation or other purposes, materials from which
    may also be relevant for the purposes of this process or vice
  • Evidence relating to third parties must be anonymised so that
    individuals are not identifiable. Please seek permission for
    including certain materials or documents if this is necessary.

Personal development plan

  • This may be completed at your review meeting.

Two sample portfolios completed by named educational supervisors are provided (see panel to the right). Portfolios from named clinical supervisors need to follow the same format samples of which will be provided shortly.