Education, Research and Clinical Excellence
Useful information for senior doctors
The GMC requires all named Clinical and Educational Supervisors to be ‘recognised and approved’ trainers.
At UHL, we provide our supervisors with online Clinical Supervisor training on the local system (HELM) as well as a programme of face to face Educational Supervisor training. Other accredited supervisor courses are also accepted by the trust. UHL’s list of approved trainers is maintained by the Department of Clinical Education and this is periodically shared with HEE.
Educators are expected to identify their roles in job plans as ‘ePAs’.
Educational roles are defined as level 2, 3 or 4 and this is reflected on the job planning system. The allocation for an educational Supervisor (level 2 role) is 0.125ePA per trainee/locally employed doctor up to a maximum of 0.5 ePA. Other roles attract recommended time allocations which will be negotiated and agreed by the relevant Heads of Service during the job planning process.
Educators with time in their job plans are expected to include these roles as part of their scope of practice at appraisal
The UHL appraisal system has the functionality to enable appraisal evidence to be uploaded prior to the meeting
This is our educator networking programme which aims to support our colleagues involved in PG and UG Medical Education.
This Department of Clinical Education led programme includes:
- monthly Grand Round-style Faculty Focus meetings to support all interested in Medical Education, providing guidance for our educators, offering a focal point for an educator ‘community of practice’ to facilitate networking & collaboration supporting all education faculty members, whether junior or senior, by sharing experience & know-how, and sharing innovative teaching and training practice
- local Teaching Improvement Courses
- new developments including a forthcoming series of Med Ed themed Podcasts
- resources and useful information on this website
Information for SAS Doctors
The SAS doctors in UHL are supported by the clinical education department in their educational endeavours.
They have access to study budget and study leave. There is also a social network group of these doctors. There is guidance regarding CESR applications from the department.
Generic courses are run by the department. In the future they would aim to help achieve competencies required to continue pay progression in the new SAS doctor’s contract.
Supporting consultants in their new role at UHL.
As part of the Induction process at UHL, a senior member of the Department of Clinical Education team meets with all New Consultants to discuss how they can be supported in their role as a trainer and supervisor. We will also introduce you to the many enhanced educational roles we offer in collaboration with Leicester Medical School and Health Education England.
UHL have annual Medical Educator Awards to recognise the hardwork and dedication of our staff.
The awards are launched in May with a presentation ceremony in September. There are a number of categories for senior doctors:
- Most Supportive UHL Supervisor (Consultant/SAS Supervisor)
- Most Inspiring Role Model
- Outstanding Contribution to Training
There are additional categories for junior medical staff, an education team, educational support and an innovation award. An initial nomination process invites all UHL staff to nominate a colleague. A voting process follows whereby a winner and runner up are identified from each category.