GP Trainer Approvals

Becoming a GP Educational Supervisor

Qualified GPs who wish to become an Educational Supervisor (GP Trainer) should contact their Patch Office for a conversation with the GP Associate Dean as a first step.

Applicants will need to attend a Modular Course for Prospective GP Trainers course and complete the application form.

The Patch Office will then arrange for an approval visit to the prospective trainer’s practice. The application form becomes the basis for the visit report which is submitted to the GP School with the visiting team’s recommendations for approval. The report will be considered by the GP Specialty Training Committee (GP STC) who will send formal confirmation of approval to the new GP trainer.

First approval is for 24 months.

Re-approval as a GP Educational Supervisor

The first re-approval visit will usually take place after the completion of 12 training months with a trainee in the practice – a “trainee year”. During this time, the trainer must attend the New Trainer Course.

For subsequent re-approvals, the trainer must attend the Experienced Trainer Course every three years.

For each re-approval the trainer will complete and submit the re-application form to the Patch Office at least one month before the approval visit.

After the visit, the visit report and recommendation will be sent to the GP School for consideration by the GP STC. The GP School will send formal written confirmation of approval to the trainer.

GP Educational and Clinical Supervisor forms (for new and re-approvals)

GP Trainers application form and visit report 2018 – combined application form and Visit Report for new GP Trainers and current Trainers seeking re-approval

GP F2 Clinical Supervisor application form and criteria – combined application form and Visit Report for non-Trainers who wish to be a Clinical Supervisor of an Foundation Year 2 (F2) trainee in a practice