Becoming a Primary Care Supervisor

Primary Care Supervisors are a crucial part of the General Practice workforce and support many groups of learners in their education and development. The following pages will give an overview of the Primary Care Supervisor roles available through HEE KSS, how to apply and how to accredit.

Overview

The supervision requirements for new roles in Primary Care, and established learners such as post-graduate doctors in GP training and student nurses, are clarified in A Guide to Supervision in KSS Primary Care [PDF; 381KB].

Outline of the GP Educator Pathway

Our hyperlinked flowchart of the GP Educator Pathway shows the overall process for becoming a GP Supervisor. You can also listen to episode 2 of our KSS Pod in Action, about the GP Educator Pathway.

Becoming a GP Clinical Supervisor

  1. A GP can apply to enrol on the Clinical Supervisor (CS) Course through our website.
  2. GPs are eligible if in a substantive post of four clinical sessions per week for 6 months at approval and 12 months post CCT at approval.
  3. The Education Pathway Officer screens the application for eligibility.
  4. If eligible, the GP attends the CS Course (1-day virtual course) and is invited by the Primary Care Quality team to submit CS accreditation forms.
  5. CS accreditation forms are reviewed by HEE and an application meeting is conducted.
  6. The CS applicant is informed of the outcome by Primary Care Quality team.
  7. Newly approved Clinical Supervisors must reaccredit after 2 years, then after 5 years.

Becoming a GP Educational Supervisor

  1. A KSS GP School approved Clinical Supervisor can apply to attend the Educational Supervisor (ES) course and enrol to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (PG Cert), through our website.
  2. GPs are eligible if in a substantive post of four clinical sessions per week for 6 months at approval and 36 months post CCT at approval.
  3. The Education Pathway Officer screens the application for eligibility.
  4. If eligible, the ES applicant attends the ES course and completes a PG Cert (virtual 6-day course over 6 months).
  5. During this time, the ES applicant is invited by the Primary Care Quality team to submit ES accreditation forms.
  6. ES accreditation forms are reviewed by HEE and an application meeting is conducted.
  7. The ES applicant is informed of the outcome by Primary Care Quality team.
  8. Newly approved Educational Supervisors must reaccredit after 2 years, then after 5 years.
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