GMC Recognition and Approval of Trainers

The General Medical Council (GMC) introduced new arrangements for the recognition and approval of trainers from 2013-2014.  ‘Trainers’ in this context are named educational supervisors and named clinical supervisors in postgraduate training.  The GMC have developed a  more comprehensive framework of standards that use the seven areas set out by the Academy of Medical Educators. There are seven domain areas that Local Education Providers (LEPs) e.g. hospitals, will use to show how they identify, train and appraise trainers:

  • Ensuring safe and effective patient care through training
  • Establishing and maintaining an environment for learning
  • Teaching and facilitating learning
  • Enhancing learning through assessment
  • Supporting and monitoring educational progress
  • Guiding personal and professional development
  • Continuing professional development as an educator

For more information, please refer to the GMC’s Recognition and Approval of Trainers web pages.


How the RCoA Anaesthetists as Educators Programme can support trainers in meeting the requirements for GMC Recognition and Approval of Trainers

 

The Anaesthetists as Educators programme comprises three courses:

The course content for each of the courses is mapped to the seven domains and participation in the courses will provide supporting evidence towards the GMC approval process for trainers.


GMC Recognition and Approval of Trainers
Supporting Evidence from the Anaesthetists as Educators Programme

  Domain Possible activities/Evidence
1

Ensuring safe and effective patient care through training

2

Establishing and maintaining an environment for learning

3 Teaching and facilitating learning
4 Enhancing learning through assessment
5 Supporting and monitoring education progress
6 Guiding personal and professional development
7 Continuing professional development as an Educator

 

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