Health Education England (HEE) is responsible for the quality assurance of education and training of healthcare learners in England. Training Hubs are accountable to the Primary Care Dean for quality assurance, which is included in the Training Hub Operating Guidance as a core function. In Kent, Surrey and Sussex, the GP School is responsible for the approval and quality assurance of GP Supervisors. The Primary Care Quality Team coordinate quality processes. Information about Clinical Learning Environments and regulator statements can be found at the bottom of this webpage.
In Kent, Surrey and Sussex Primary Care, the quality of education and training is governed according to the following guidance.
In Kent, Surrey and Sussex Primary Care, quality is managed with the use of these processes.
Triggered Quality Assessments
Triggered quality assessments (TQA) are done when a threshold has been reached, as explained in the Quality Management Toolkit. Examples of triggers are an ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ overall CQC rating, or a breakdown in supervisor/learner relationship. The documents below explain the process and the form.
Clinical Learning Environments
In Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Clinical Learning Environments (CLE) in primary and community care are approved by the Training Hubs in collaboration with Higher Education Institutions and coordinated by the Primary Care Quality Team. The documents below explain the process and the form.
GP Integrated Training Posts
GP Integrated Training Posts are planned by GP Training Programme Directors, who can download an ITP approval form the following webpage: GP Integrated Training Posts.
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