North West School of Surgery - Resources for Educational Supervisors





Resources for North West School of Surgery Educational Supervisors



Becoming an Assigned Educational Supervisor (AES) or Clinical Supervisor (CS)


pdf icon Presentation from Alison Waghorn: Preparing to be a CS or AES

HEE North West: Educator Standards & Guidance


Bullying and Harassment


external link icon The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Anti-Bullying and Undermining Campaign - including an online e-module.

This emodule guides you through the facts, identifies the problem and suggests ways of managing our own behaviour in order to change the surgical culture. CPD accredited. RCSEd online account holders can access the emodule by logging in with your RCSEd account here. Non-RCSEd online account holders will first need to register to create an online RCSEd account here. Once you have registered, you can then log in to complete the emodule with your new RCSEd account here*UPDATED* - links updated 5 November 2018


The Lead Employer's Respect and Dignity at Work policy can be downloaded from St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust's Lead Employer 'Policies and Forms' page


Care of Private (non-NHS) Patients and Working in non-NHS Settings


*NEW* - added 10 December 2018

pdf icon HEE Guidance on the involvement of postgraduate medical, dental and pharmacy trainees in the care of private (non-NHS) patients and working in non-NHS settings


Checklist for Supervisor Meetings with Trainees


pdf icon Example of a checklist for Educational and Clinical Supervisors when meeting with trainees


Claiming Expenses for attending National Recruitment


For the up to date claim form and guidance for claiming expenses for attending National Recruitment as a panel member, please see the "Expenses Claim Form" section of our Policies and Procedures page of our website.


Clinical Supervision of Doctors in Training at Out-Patient Clinics


pdf icon COPMeD: Doctors in training and clinical supervision at out-patient clinics


Cultural Awareness


*NEW* - added 7 November 2018

There are three 'Clutural Awareness for Surgeons' modules available on the JCST/ISCP Youtube channel:

external link icon Module 1: Language - Guidance on how to speak appropriately to people from different cultures, showing typical characteristics of language, both verbal and non-verbal.

external link icon Module 2: Politeness - Guidance on understanding the two universal components of politeness, giving instruction on how cultures convey politeness differently.

external link icon Module 3: Power and Status - Guidance on how cultures react differently to power and status and tips on how to address those differences in positive ways in surgical practice.


Data Protection and Data Security


An e-learning module on 'Data Security Awareness' can be accessed thorugh HEE's e-learning for Healthcare website.


The Lead Employer's Code of Confidentiality policy can be downloaded from St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust's 'Our policies and procedures' page and there is also a social media policy which can be found on St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust's Lead Employer 'Policies and Forms' page


Gold Guide


The Gold Guide is a Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK and is applicable to all trainees (StRs) taking up appointments in specialty training which commenced on or after 1 August 2007. The seventh edition was published on 31 January 2018 replaces all previous editions of the Gold Guide with immediate effect and can be downloaded from the COPMeD website.


Guidance on Job Planning for Educational Roles


HEE North West's Guidance on Job Planning for Educational Roles


How to write an AES Report


pdf icon Creating an Educational Faculty in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

pdf icon How to Write a Good Assigned Educational Supervisor’s Report for Surgical Trainees - by Mr Vijay Bhalaik


JCST Quality Indicators


link icon JCST Quality Indicators

pdf icon Summary of JCST Quality indicators


Less Than Full Time (LTFT)


pdf icon Email from Jon Hossain RE: Educational Supervisors Less Than Full Time Training Package

HEE North West Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training Information


Locum Policy


pdf icon Guidance for trainees and trainers on undertaking additional work whilst in a postgraduate medical education training programme



Maintaining High Professional Standards (MHPS)


pdf icon Maintaining High Professional Standards (MHPS) in the modern NHS


New 2016 Junior Doctors Contract


pdf icon Extract from new Junior Doctor Contract

pdf icon Booklet for educational supervisors - timeline factsheet and work schedule


Non-Medical Workforce


pdf icon "A Question of Balance" - Royal College of Surgeons

pdf icon Presentation from Clare Sutherland - Corporate Lead for Advanced Practice, Royal Derby Teaching Hospitals

pdf icon Presentation from Ralph Tomlinson - Deputy Director, Professional and Clinical Standards, Royal College of Surgeons

pdf icon Presentation from Sara Dalby - Associate Lecturer, Winston Churchill Fellow


Personal Development Plans (PDP)


pdf icon "Professional development plans for surgeons" by Mr Vijay Bhalaik


Reflective Practice


Trainees must ensure that all reflections in the portfolio and used as evidence for appraisal and revalidation must have any personal information that can identify individuals (including patient identifiers) or organisations removed prior to loading.


pdf icon Improving feedback and reflection to improve learning, A practical guide for trainees and trainers

pdf icon Recording of reflective practice - letter from Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

pdf icon Recording of reflective practice - Academy of Medical Royal Colleges - Guidance for entering information on e-portfolios

pdf icon Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and COPMeD Reflective Practice Toolkit *NEW* - added 14 August 2018


Return to Work/Training


*UPDATED* - 5 July 2019

The School of Surgey guidance and documentaion has now been replaced by a single National guidance document.

Please see guidance under the "NW SuppoRTT Guidance" heading on the Supported Return to Training page.


The previous Appendix 1 has now been replaced by the "Pre-Absence Meeting" Form, the previous Appendix 2 has now been replaced by the "Initial Return Meeting" Form, the previous Appendix 3 has now been replaced by the "Review Meeting" Form, and there is now also a "Individualised Action Planner" Form.


Training Support Network


*NEW* - added 6 June 2019

Information on specialist support services for trainee doctors who are experiencing difficulties which may affect their ability to train.

HEE North West Training Support Network


Next Training Committee Meetings


Specialty Sector Date Venue  
Cardio-thoracic Surgery Both (joint meeting) 18 October 2019 at 9:30am HEE's Manchester office
Core Surgical Training Both (joint meeting) 20 November 2019 at time TBC Haydock Mercure Hotel TBC  
General Surgery East (North Western) 03 September 2019 at 9:30am HEE's Manchester office  
General Surgery West (Mersey) 15 November 2019 at 9:30am HEE's Liverpool office  
Neurosurgery Both (joint meeting) 23 September 2019 at 1:00pm Salford Royal Hospital  
Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery Both (joint meeting) 04 November 2019 at 10:00am HEE's Liverpool office  
Otolaryngology (ENT) East (North Western) 26 March 2019 at 2:00pm HEE's Manchester office  
Otolaryngology (ENT) West (Mersey) 21 May 2019 at 9:30am HEE's Liverpool office  
Paediatric Surgery Both (joint meeting) 18 July 2019 at 3:00pm HEE's Liverpool office  
Plastic Surgery Both (joint meeting) 27 September 2019 at 9:30am HEE's Manchester office  
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery East (North Western) 03 October 2019 at 3:00pm HEE's Manchester office  
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery West (Mersey) 16 May 2019 at 1:30pm HEE's Liverpool office  
Urology East (North Western) 03 May 2019 at 9:00am HEE's Manchester office  
Urology West (Mersey) 9 September 2019 at 9:30am HEE's Liverpool office  
Vascular Surgery Both (joint meeting) 03 June 2019 at 3:30pm HEE's Liverpool office  


Meetings and Events


No events currently planned.


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Page Last Updated 5 July 2019