North West School of Surgery - Resources for Educational Supervisors

North West School of Surgery



Resources for Educational Supervisors





Enhancing Supervision for Postgraduate Doctors in Training



pdf icon Enhancing Supervision for Postgraduate Doctors in Training

pdf icon Standards in Supervision

pdf icon Enhancing Supervision for Postgraduate Doctors in Training – Handbook




Becoming an Assigned Educational Supervisor (AES) or Clinical Supervisor (CS)



pdf icon Presentation from Alison Waghorn: Preparing to be a CS or AES

HEE North West: Educator Standards and Guidance



Bullying and Harassment



external link icon The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Anti-Bullying and Undermining Campaign - including an online e-module.

This emodule guides you through the facts, identifies the problem and suggests ways of managing our own behaviour in order to change the surgical culture. CPD accredited. RCSEd online account holders can access the emodule by logging in with your RCSEd account here. Non-RCSEd online account holders will first need to register to create an online RCSEd account here. Once you have registered, you can then log in to complete the emodule with your new RCSEd account here.


The Lead Employer's Respect and Dignity at Work policy can be downloaded from St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust's Lead Employer 'Policies and Forms' page



Care of Private (non-NHS) Patients and Working in non-NHS Settings



pdf icon HEE Guidance on the involvement of postgraduate medical, dental and pharmacy trainees in the care of private (non-NHS) patients and working in non-NHS settings



Checklist for Supervisor Meetings with Trainees



pdf icon Example of a checklist for Educational and Clinical Supervisors when meeting with trainees



Claiming Expenses for attending National Recruitment



For the up to date claim form and guidance for claiming expenses for attending National Recruitment as a panel member, please see the "Expenses Claim Form" section of our Policies and Procedures page of our website.



Clinical Supervision of Doctors in Training at Out-Patient Clinics



pdf icon COPMeD: Doctors in training and clinical supervision at out-patient clinics



Cultural Awareness



There are three 'Clutural Awareness for Surgeons' modules available on the JCST/ISCP Youtube channel:

external link icon Module 1: Language - Guidance on how to speak appropriately to people from different cultures, showing typical characteristics of language, both verbal and non-verbal.

external link icon Module 2: Politeness - Guidance on understanding the two universal components of politeness, giving instruction on how cultures convey politeness differently.

external link icon Module 3: Power and Status - Guidance on how cultures react differently to power and status and tips on how to address those differences in positive ways in surgical practice.



Data Protection and Data Security



An e-learning module on 'Data Security Awareness' can be accessed thorugh HEE's e-learning for Healthcare website.


The Lead Employer's Code of Confidentiality policy can be downloaded from St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust's 'Our policies and procedures' page and there is also a social media policy which can be found on St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust's Lead Employer 'Policies and Forms' page



Gold Guide



The Gold Guide is a Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK and is applicable to all trainees (StRs) taking up appointments in specialty training which commenced on or after 1 August 2007. The seventh edition was published on 31 January 2018 replaces all previous editions of the Gold Guide with immediate effect and can be downloaded from the COPMeD website.



Guidance on Job Planning for Educational Roles



HEE North West's Guidance on Job Planning for Educational Roles



How to write an AES Report



pdf icon Creating an Educational Faculty in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

pdf icon How to Write a Good Assigned Educational Supervisor’s Report for Surgical Trainees - by Mr Vijay Bhalaik



JCST Quality Indicators



link icon JCST Quality Indicators

pdf icon Summary of JCST Quality indicators



Less Than Full Time (LTFT)



pdf icon Email from Jon Hossain RE: Educational Supervisors Less Than Full Time Training Package

HEE North West Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training Information



Locum Policy



pdf icon Guidance for trainees and trainers on undertaking additional work whilst in a postgraduate medical education training programme




Maintaining High Professional Standards (MHPS)



pdf icon Maintaining High Professional Standards (MHPS) in the modern NHS



New 2016 Junior Doctors Contract



pdf icon Extract from new Junior Doctor Contract

pdf icon Booklet for educational supervisors - timeline factsheet and work schedule



Non-Medical Workforce



pdf icon "A Question of Balance" - Royal College of Surgeons

pdf icon Presentation from Clare Sutherland - Corporate Lead for Advanced Practice, Royal Derby Teaching Hospitals

pdf icon Presentation from Ralph Tomlinson - Deputy Director, Professional and Clinical Standards, Royal College of Surgeons

pdf icon Presentation from Sara Dalby - Associate Lecturer, Winston Churchill Fellow



Personal Development Plans (PDP)



pdf icon "Professional development plans for surgeons" by Mr Vijay Bhalaik



Reflective Practice



Trainees must ensure that all reflections in the portfolio and used as evidence for appraisal and revalidation must have any personal information that can identify individuals (including patient identifiers) or organisations removed prior to loading.


pdf icon Improving feedback and reflection to improve learning, A practical guide for trainees and trainers

pdf icon Recording of reflective practice - letter from Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

pdf icon Recording of reflective practice - Academy of Medical Royal Colleges - Guidance for entering information on e-portfolios

pdf icon Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and COPMeD Reflective Practice Toolkit



Return to Work/Training



The School of Surgey guidance and documentaion has now been replaced by a single National guidance document.

Please see guidance under the "NW SuppoRTT Guidance" heading on the Supported Return to Training page.


The previous Appendix 1 has now been replaced by the "Pre-Absence Meeting" Form, the previous Appendix 2 has now been replaced by the "Initial Return Meeting" Form, the previous Appendix 3 has now been replaced by the "Review Meeting" Form, and there is now also a "Individualised Action Planner" Form.



Support for Doctors with Mental Health or Addiction Concerns



NHS Practitioner Health is a free and confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists with issues relating to a mental health concern or addiction problem, especially where these may affect their work.

The service is open to any medical or dental practitioners in England, who are GMC or GDC registered, or those looking to return to clinical practice.

pdf icon NHS Practitioner Health Leaflet

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-2pm

Telephone: 0300 030 3300





Training Support Network



Information on specialist support services for trainee doctors who are experiencing difficulties which may affect their ability to train.

HEE North West Training Support Network



Next Training Committee Meetings



*UPDATE* - 17 March 2020

Training Committees are currently still taking place, however these will happen vitrually via Skpe. Links to join the meetings will be sent to committee memebers in advance of the meetings.


Specialty Sector Date Venue  
Cardio-thoracic Surgery Both (joint meeting) 30 March 2020 at 9:30am via Skype  
Core Surgical Training Both (joint meeting) TBC TBC  
General Surgery East (North Western) 23 September 2020 at 9:00am HEE's Manchester office  
General Surgery West (Mersey) 15 May 2020 at 9:30am HEE's Liverpool office (TBC)  
Neurosurgery Both (joint meeting) 16 March 2020 at 1:30pm Alder Hey Children's Hospital  
Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery Both (joint meeting) 5 June 2020 at TBC (PM) HEE's Liverpool office  
Otolaryngology (ENT) Both (joint Meeting) 12 May 2020 at 1:00pm HEE's Liverpool office  
Paediatric Surgery Both (joint meeting) 28 July 2020 at 3:30pm HEE's Manchester office  
Plastic Surgery Both (joint meeting) 13 Mardch 2020 at 9:30am HEE's Liverpool office  
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery East (North Western) 26 March 2020 at 3:00pm via Skype  
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery West (Mersey) 7 May 2020 at 2:00pm HEE's Liverpool office  
Urology East (North Western) 1 May 2020 at 9:30am HEE's Manchester office  
Urology West (Mersey) 7 September 2020 at 9:30am HEE's Liverpool office  
Vascular Surgery Both (joint meeting) 6 July 2020 at 3:00pm HEE's Manchester office  



Meetings and Events



No events currently planned.


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Page Last Updated 17 March 2020