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The Oxford PGMDE Educator Development Strategy - Educator Training

Following the GMC's implementation plan for the Approval and Recognition of trainers (pdf) and the Oxford Deanery's Policy for Approving and Recognising Medical and Dental trainers (excluding General Practice) (pdf), Health Education England, Thames Valley local office aims to provide on going, recurring training across the Thames Valley.

Also to enable Educational and Clinical Supervisors to comply with GMC requirements and demonstrate their competency to practice, and to facilitate discussions between an individual Educational Supervisor and their employing Trust around recognition of their role in terms of annual job planning and appraisal.

As other suitable course for educator training. These are not funded by HEE TV from any  funding stream held in the Local Office. Doctors may use study leave budgets through the usual routes  or fund directly.


New Format for Educational Supervisor Training

Educational Supervisors must complete

  Training in Equal Opportunities and Diversity as required by their main employer (usually on the Statutory and Mandatory training tool used by your Trust)

and then either:

The HEE TV mandatory online training package (two components): 


Or provide evidence of one of these:

  • Completed programmes provided by other local offices for ES training

  • Training for educational supervisor programmes run by Medical Royal Colleges

  • Training endorsed by the AoME for educational supervisor training.


Certificates and programmes for non HEE TV training should be sent to the Associate Dean for Educator and Faculty development at HEE

ALL supervisors should be able to show evidence of FOUR hours of 'educational CPD' annually in their appraisals to maintain their ES status . This might include HEE TV workshops , Foundation ARCP panel membership (one per annum), trainer events at the Colleges, delivering training as  faculty in simulation or human factors etc

Registers of trained trainers are held at each Trust

It is your responsibility to ensure the data is accurate as you will not be allocated trainees, nor time in your job plan if you are unable to confirm to your DME / postgraduate centre manager, when asked to confirm that you are up to date with training requirements. 


The revised policy on training and recognition can be found here


The Doctors as Educators Programme

The Royal College of Physicians in London offer The 'Doctors as Educators' programme consists of one-day and two-day interactive 'teach the teacher' workshops. Delegates take part in group discussions and problem-based activities, whilst having the opportunity to practise key educational skills.

The 'Doctors as Educators' programme is suitable for doctors of all grades and all specialties. The workshops within the RCP 'Doctors as Educators' programme are:


Details are available on the RCP London website


Developing Learning and Teaching for Medical Educators

The Oxford Learning Institute has a new programme accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators, Developing Learning and Teaching for Medical Educators.

The programme aims to support medical educators in developing as teachers and clinical and educational supervisors and enable them to gain formal certification in teaching. It comprises one day workshop, and an optional follow up session for those wishing to pursue formal qualifications from the AoME after completion of the following:

  • Peer observation and feedback
  • Collect, analyse and put into use “speedy feedback” from students
  • Read selected articles from the recommended readings below and further readings in the Developing Learning and Teaching (DLT) handbook
  • Write a DLT portfolio toward gaining a formal qualification in teaching in higher education.  Bring an outline for feedback to the follow-up.

Contact Kathleen Quinlan at for further information


Blended Programmes in Medical Education

The International Association for Medical Education (AMEE)  offer a number of web-based blended programmes in medical education throughout the year and some face to face workshops at the annual AMEE meeting.
Details on the full range can be accessed at the AMEE website



'Virtual Bookshelf' - online resources for Supervisors

BookshelfAny supervisor, whether Clinical or Educational, should find the links to the resources below a valuable resource to support them in their supervisory role(s):

Field Guide for Supervisors

Health Education England, Thames Valley has written a Field Guide for Supervisors of Medical and Dental trainees (excluding General Practice) which is to be used as a reference tool for supervisors of trainees.
Download the electronic version below:
Field Guide for Supervisors of Medical and Dental trainees working in the Oxford Postgraduate Medical and Dental Programmes (pdf) (PGMDE) (excluding training in General Practice).

Professional Development (educator CPD) Framework

This document has been adapted from previous work undertaken by the London Deanery and expands the narrative currently available on this bookshelf and website for demonstrating scope of educational practice for annual appraisal of those engaged in supervision of postgraduate trainees.

Download the Document here (pdf)


Autumn Update for HEE TV Educators and PGMDE Team Slide Sets 2018 

Quality Framework Implementation

Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training together

ARCP Arrangements 2019

Trainee Engagement Event OUH

Transforming The Workforce


Study Leave and budgets

The IMT Programme


Supporting trainees during Serious Incident Investigations


Chairing the ARCP panel 2018

Download the slide sets here (pdf)

Download Revalidation Information ARCP Panels here (pdf)

Download Revalidation Information ARCP for Trainees here (pdf)

Download WSOP inc Organisation Sign Off (Word)


Promoting excellence

In 2015 the GMC produced a framework of ten standards for organisations responsible for the training of both medical students and doctors to meet. These are subdivided into five themes.
The standards came into force on 1 January 2016 and replace the older "Tomorrow's Doctors" published in 2009 and standards in "The Trainee Doctor" published in 2011."

Download Standards for medical education and training (Pdf)

Other resources

The Gold Guide: A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK

HEE TV Policy for Approving and Recognising Medical & Dental Trainers (excluding GP) (pdf)

Trainee in Need of Support Policy (pdf) (written by the Professional Support Unit)

HEE TV 'Good Practice in the ARCP in PGME programmes' (pdf)

HEE TV ARCP Training slides for best practice (pdf)

HEE TV 'Pretenders and Bluffers' Guide to Theories of Learning (pdf)

HEE TV Educational Supervisor final report writing information (pdf)

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges - Improving Feedback and Reflection to Improve Learning (pdf)

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges - Guidance on entering information on to e-Portfolios (pdf)

Other development opportunities

Additional, optional workshops and study days are being organised by the HEE TV team, and all information will either be placed on this page as soon as it is released, or emailed to interested parties at the time. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for their portfolio and to enable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to be applied for.

Orange bracketFor further information on the Educator Development Programme or to book a place on any of the sessions that are advertised, please email or telephone: 01865 785559.


Please note that further training and development courses, including those on Leadership and Management and conferences, are offered by the Health Education England, Thames Valley and Wessex Courses and Conferences Centre. Information on all courses available to Thames Valley area consultants is available in our Courses and Conferences Centre section.  


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