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NACT Guide

Developed by NACT, this guidance aims to show how best to recognise and develop trainers and training environments in Postgraduate Medical Training.  The guide also looks at the impact of the workplace environment and the role of the faculty on the success of training and education, and therefore patient care, within the NHS.


Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) e-module

The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) e-module was developed by the London Deanery to help achieve consistency across ARCP panels in light of the future inclusion of revalidation along with an increasing focus on the high risk ARCP process. 

The E-Learning module is video-clip-based and fully interactive. It includes four training modules, each lasting less than 10 minutes. The modules cover:

  • What is the Annual review for?
  • Preparation and inputs to trainee Annual Review
  • How should decisions be made?
  • What are the outcomes of the trainee Annual Review?

Completion of the module is mandatory for all ARCP panel members.  The tool can be accessed here


Performance in Practice DVD

‘Managing the trainee in difficulty' is a task that can cause considerable anxiety for postgraduate medical educators.  But there are a few principles and some simple tools that can help.  These are covered on the Performance in Practice DVD that is now available via Synapse, the communications network for postgraduate medical education in London.  The DVD is a learning resource targeted at educational and clinical supervisors.  The content of this short interactive, video-based programme includes:

• recognising the trainee in difficulty
• common presentations
• diagnosis
• immediate management

To access the DVD please click here.


See one, do one, then what?  Faculty development in postgraduate medical education

The BMJ Publishing Group has kindly granted permission for London Deanery to reproduce and freely distribute unlimited copies of this article which appeared in the Postgraduate Medical Journal in September 2008.  Please feel free to distribute to colleagues when discussing Faculty Development.  See one, do one, then what? 

The Facilitator’s Toolkit: Tools, techniques and tips for effective facilitation

Produced by NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. Download

Clinical Teaching Made Easy - British Journal of Hospital Medicine series 2009 

Clinical teaching made easy covers the essentials of workplace-based teaching and training.  The series, to be published in the British Journal of Hospital Medicine over the course of 2009/2010, is edited by Judy McKimm and Tim Swanwick.  Clinical teaching made easy is based on London Deanery's successful suite of e-learning modules for clinical teachers. 

Article 1 - 'Teaching the teachers: no longer an optional extra', Professor T Swanwick.

Article 2 - 'Giving effective feedback', Professor J McKimm.

Article 3 - 'Supervision', Dr H Halpern & Professor J McKimm.

Article 4 - 'Workplace-based assessment', Professor T Swanwick & Dr Nav Chana

Article 5 - 'Assessing learning needs', Professor J McKimm & Professor T Swanwick

Article 6 - 'Setting learning objectives', Professor J McKimm & Professor T Swanwick

Article 7 - 'Improve your lecturing', Professor J McKimm & Mr S Held

Article 8 - 'Managing the appraisal', Professor J McKimm & Mr D Parkin

Article 9 - 'Careers support', Dr C Elton

Article 10 - 'Small group teaching', Professor J McKimm & Mrs C Morris

Article 11 - 'Curriculum and course design', Professor J McKimm & Dr M Barrow

Article 12 - 'E-learning in clinical teaching', Profesor J McKimm & Dr I Doherty

Article 13 - 'Facilitating learning in the workplace', Mrs C Morris

Article 14 - 'Mentoring', Professor J McKimm & Dr R Viney

Article 15 - 'Professional development for medical educators', Professor J McKimm & Professor T Swanwick

Article 16 - 'Assuring and maintaining quality in clinical education', Professor J McKimm & Dr M Barrow

In August 2010 the CTME series was edited into a practical guide/textbook available to buy from Quay books. CTME flyer



This collaborative, international medical education network has been launched by AMEE through which organisations, medical schools and individual teachers and students across the world can share ideas, experiences and expertise and through which they can collaborate in the further development of medical further information can be found at:



Offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges AAMC, MedEdPortal is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources.

Understanding Medical Education

‘Understanding Medical Education’ is a series of extended papers produced by the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).  The series designed to meet the needs of all newcomers to medical education whether undergraduate or postgraduate, including those studying at certificate, diploma or masters level. It provides an authoritative, up-to-date and comprehensive resource summarising the theoretical and academic bases to modern medical education practice. In August 2010 the papers were edited into a single core textbook available to buy from ASME.  

ABC of Teaching and Learning

A superb collection of practical guides to teaching in medicine aimed at practitioners who will have to teach in a clinical setting, and relevant to all qualified health professionals.  Each chapter was published as a ‘Clinical Review’ in the BMJ in 2003 and individual articles are now available as free downloads

Teaching on the Run

The Teaching on the Run Tips series was developed by the University of Western Australia and has since been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.  The 14 Tips cover a wide range of clinical teaching topics and form an accessible guide that incorporate educational theory, practical information and ideas for implementation.  Each topic is of high interest to doctors who are teaching in their practice.  Intrinsic to the resource is the recognition that the clinical environment provides enormous opportunities for effective experiential learning. See all 14 topics 

Twelve Tips

This excellent series has been running since 1987 and includes practical and extremely helpful articles on all aspects of medical education from improving bedside side teaching to developing professional attitudes and designing short courses.  Articles appear regularly in Medical Teacher and can be ordered from your local Postgraduate Centre library.  See the Medical Teacher website  for full details.

AMEE Education Guides

This series of guides published by the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) cover important topics in medical and healthcare professions education and provides information, practical advice and support. The guides have been logically structured for ease of reading and contain useful take-home messages. Text boxes highlight key points and examples in practice.  Each page in the guide provides a column for personal annotations, stimulated either by the text itself or the additional quotation.  Sources of further information on the topic are provided in the reference list and biography.  For each guide, supplements will be prepared that provide additional examples and contributions relating to the topic.  The guides can be ordered from