Stage 1 equivalent training guidance

Published: 31/03/2021

Professional Behaviours and Communication

Stage learning outcome

  • Demonstrates the  professional values and behaviours required of doctors in training

Examples of evidence

Supervised Learning events (SLEs) can be used to demonstrate:
  • effective communication skills with patients during pre-operative assessment
  • accurate recording of details of pre-operative assessment on anaesthetic chart
  • discussion of event where demonstration of duty of candour is appropriate
  • safe and effective handover to another member of the healthcare team
  • high standards in prescribing medication
  • active involvement with safety checks in theatre eg WHO checklist
Personal Activities and Personal Reflections may include:
  • maintenance of professional portfolio on LLP including evidence of regular meetings with educational supervisor
  • completion of GMC trainee survey
  • reflection on examples of good and poor behaviour by members of the multidisciplinary team
  • demonstration of confidentiality within all means of communication including social media
  • simulation training: critical incidents, transfers
  • attendance at quality improvement/clinical governance meetings
  • a minimum of 1 satisfactory MSF (RCoA requires a  minimum of 12 respondees, individual Schools of Anaesthesia may require more; please check locally.)