Every Educational Supervisor in the Severn School of Primary Care should belong to a Trainer Group (Workshop). Regular attendance at these groups is an important part of the continuing professional educational development of trainers. These groups provide valuable support and an excellent forum to share experience and to benchmark. They are particularly useful for potential and new trainers to imbibe the GP training culture. It is useful if trainer groups have a linked GP Educator from the local GPE team. Details of local trainer workshops can be obtained from your local GPST administrator.
Educational Supervisors' Conferences
These are large one day events for about eighty educational supervisors (trainers). They are an opportunity to network widely across the Severn Primary Care School footprint and tend to be a mixture of interactive presentations and group work. Time is built in to enable lots of informal information and experience sharing.
Details of our 2014 1-day Educational Supervisors (Trainers) and Clinical Supervisors Conferences are:
We hope that most training practices can send a trainer to attend. As the conferences are extremely popular, individual trainers should only attend one per year. We are a huge faculty of 250 educational supervisors (trainers) and about 40 Associate Directors, GP Educators and GP Educator Fellows. There is a wealth of talent and expertise amongst us.
Higher Educational Qualifications
The Severn School or Primary Care is keen that members of the teaching faculty like educational supervisors (trainers) have an opportunity to develop their educational careers by working towards Certificates, Diplomas or Masters in Medical Education. Many members have done this through distance learning with Dundee University or Bristol University’s Teaching and Learning for Health Professional Programme (TLHP). There is some finance support available from the SHA and details of this are available from Chris Doncom at the Severn Deanery. To access this you will need support from your appraiser and your Associate Director & GPE team.