Workplace Based Assessments

As part of GP Training trainees are required to complete a number of Workplace Based Assements.

Full information about assessments is available on the RCGP Website in the WPBA pages

The individual assessments have minimum requirements as clearly indicated in the Evidence page of the e-portfolio.

Not only are the individual assessments important but they will also be validated towards you curriculum competencies that will be assessed at your annual reviews.

Case Based Discussions (CBD)

  • - Discussion about a case itself and your management / thoughts, not intended to be hypothetical or knowledge based
  • - Completed with a Clinical Supervisor or other senior clinician
  • - Trainees select cases – a range of cases and contexts
    • - ST1-2 – select 2 cases and give to supervisor – they will choose which
    • - ST3 – RCGP say select 4 for supervisor to choose
  • - Minimum numbers for each review period are indicated under the Evidence section of the E-Portfolio
    • - 3 per 6 months in ST1+2
    • - 6 per 6 months in ST3

Consultation Observation Tool (COT)

  • - Assessment used within Primary Care
  • - Video or directly observed consultation
  • - Complex consultations generate more evidence
  • - Aimed to assess your consulting skills
  • - For video recordings you will need patient permission for videos – the form is available in the on RCGP site and below
  • - Minimum numbers for each review period are indicated under the Evidence section of the E-Portfolio

Clinical Evaluation Exercise (miniCEX)

More information available here

  • - This is the secondary care version of the COT
  • - It is less focused on specific GP consultation skills, rather it assesses your clinical skills, attitudes and behaviours within in a secondary care setting
  • - These can be completed by a Registrar or Consultant
  • - Minimum numbers for each review period are indicated under the Evidence section of the E-Portfolio
    • - 3 per 6 months in your ST1/2 Secondary Care placements

Clinical Examination & Procedural Skills (CEPS)

  • - New assessments in 2015 to assess your Clinical Examination and Procedural Skills and evidence your ongoing development of skills
  • - No minimum number or list of requirements
  • - Need to show competence in GMC requirements (breast, genital examinations etc)
  • - How to document
    • - Create a CEPS learning log for evidence
    • - A senior clinician can also complete a CEPS assessment
    • - Log entries and assessments will be competency linked, inc CEPS
    • - Log entries should reflect on your skills, difficulties encountered, ongoing learning etc.

Multi Source Feedback (MSF)

More information available here

  • - MSF dates should be agreed with your trainer or supervisor in advance
  • - Your MSF has responder requirements:
    • - in secondary care: five clinicians with different job titles
    • - in primary care: five clinicians (mainly GPs) and five non-clinicians
  • - All respondents need to have observed you in the workplace
  • - You will need to have completed one MSF for each 6 month review period

Patient Satisfaction Questionnaires (PSQs)

  • - These are completed for each GP placement (ie. one in your ST1/2 primary care post and one in ST3)
  • - Each PSQ requires a minimum of 40 patient responses
  • - This minimum number can take several days to acheive, more if you are part time.
  • - The PSQ should be anonymous from the trainee and you should not be involved at any stage
  • - Discuss with your practice how they are completed – reception staff usually distribute and collect, the questionnaires and someone in the practice will then enter the results online.
  • - Once the results are entered they are visible to your supervisor – who will then be able to release a summary to you