01 / 11 / 2013 2.30pm
Health Education England released guidance in October 2013 to support the role of the trainer and provide advice on achieving recognition for educational and clinical supervisors.
High quality training is essential for safe, high quality patient care, both for today's patients and for those under the care of our future medical workforce. It is therefore important that education and training is valued, protected and improved.
The General Medical Council (GMC) set out standards trainers and a timeline for their implementation in Recognising and Approving Trainers: the implementation plan. Health Education England’s (HEE) Better Training Better Care programme and the GMC have been working in partnership to deliver a number of projects around the role of the trainer in the NHS.
Health Education England commissioned guidance on how best to recognise and develop trainers and training environments:
- The Academy of Medical Educators has developed The essential user guide to recognition of training in secondary care, a ‘how-to’ guide for implementing the GMC’s ‘Recognising and Approving Trainers: The Implementation Plan’ framework.
- NACT UK has developed their Faculty guide, which 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.
- The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) has emphasised the need for cultural commitment so that training is properly valued throughout the organisations providing healthcare and training. FMLM will be supporting HEE in the delivery of this initiative.
For full details, including links to the full set of resources, see Role of the Trainer: Promoting, supporting and enabling training excellence on the HEE website.