The Approval Visit format is also used in a practice where there is already an Educational Supervisor and another GP is applying to become an Educational Supervisor for the first time; in this case there may be a specialty registrar already in the practice at the time of the visit. The Re-approval visit follows a very similar pattern to the Approval visit - but there will be real evidence of teaching and learning to examine as well as a registrar to interview.
Who will be coming?
The visiting team will meet with the Educational Supervisor and Practice Manager initially. They will then have some time to themselves to discuss arrangements for how the visit will proceed.
The timetable for the visit will be discussed with the Educational Supervisor and the Practice Manager to check for suitability. The visit will begin with a tour of the premises and then the team will split up to examine individual aspects of the practice; they meet later to compare notes. The visitors think it important to meet the other partners early in the visit e.g. during the tour - and the practice should suggest when this could best be fitted in.
Access to documents
Meets with the Educational Supervisor to discuss the Educational Supervisor as a doctor and teacher and the training programme. Evidence that should be available:
Educational Supervisor Visitor
Examines evidence of integrity of practice systems relating to clinical activity and may see the trainee
Meets with the Practice Manager and discusses the organisation of the practice in areas as set out in the criteria. The following documentary evidence should be available.
Placement of Registrars in Training Practices
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GP Specialty Approvals and Re-approvals – Explanatory Notes
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GP Foundation Training Approval Document
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Application to become a gp trainer-gp training practice v6
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GP Trainer Approval/Reapproval Document
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