There are a number of reviews available on Portfolio Online:
- Induction Meeting
- Supervision Session
- Psychiatric Supervisor Report
- ARCP Educational Supervisor Summary Report
- Form R
Completed at the beginning of a placement, the induction meeting form contains fields for induction considerations that should be taken into account for the trainee, specific competencies a trainee might develop in the placement, learning methods that might be used and how the trainee might be assessed.
The supervision session form is designed for supervisors to record a summary of a conversation with a trainee (for e.g in a supervision meeting) along with any agreed further action. Once created, the review will be saved in the trainee portfolio and on the supervisor's account.
Psychiatric Supervisor Report
This is the end-of-post/mid-term structured report which can be completed either by the educational or clinical supervisor and is typically done at the end of a placement. There is a specific report for each specialty that refers to specific competencies on the related curriculum so supervisors need to ensure they select the correct one.
ARCP Educational Supervisor Summary Report
This report is written at the end of a training year or level and summarises a trainee's progress and achievements during that period. It is submitted to the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) panel.
The ARCP is a review in which judgements are made about a trainee's progress against the competences, and a decision is made as to whether or not a trainee is ready to move on to the next stage of training. The whole ARCP process can be completed wholly online on Portfolio Online. For more information and step-by-step guides, see our article the ARCP online.
The Form R has two parts
- Part A asks for personal and contact information and is used to maintain the accuracy of data.
- Part B asks for information about your recent scope of practice, time out of training, and declarations relating to revalidation. This information informs the ARCP Panel to comment on your fitness to practice, which in turn informs the Dean’s recommendation to the GMC about your revalidation.