AGPT practice and supervisor handbook

For supervisors

Contribute to assessment

Contribute to assessment

Supervisors are required to contribute to several assessments of the registrar during their placement.

The multiple opportunities for feedback are also opportunities to assess your registrar. When you provide feedback, you should also reflect on how the registrar’s performance relates to the expected standard at this stage of training. These multiple assessment points can be used to inform mid- and end-of-term assessments.

External clinical teaching visits

External clinical teaching visits (ECTVs) are formative assessment processes and each registrar must take part in at least five during training. We aim to conduct these assessments twice in GPT1 and 2 and once in GPT3, although this may vary due to unforeseen circumstances. ECTVs may also be used as an educational tool to support registrars if required.

Each visit entails an external experienced GP (external clinical teaching [ECT] visitor) attending your practice (in person or remotely) to observe the registrar during consultations and conduct case-based discussions and random case analyses. During the ECTV the registrar should have no patients booked in for the first 30 minutes to allow time for the ECT visitor to discuss the educational goals for the ECTV. After this, patients should be booked in every 30 minutes to allow time for feedback immediately following each consultation. At the end of the visit there will be an opportunity for the supervisor and the ECT visitor to discuss the registrar and their progress.

We’ll update this information in late 2022 with more detail about the ECTV allocation process.