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Become a Trainer

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1. What is a Clinical Supervisor?

A Clinical Supervisor oversees trainees on placement at their practice. They undertake clinical supervision, provide appropriate feedback and assess trainees. 

2. How do I become a Clinical Supervisor?

If you are considering becoming a Clinical Supervisor, please get in touch on To become a Clinical Supervisor a GP must complete two training courses, totalling three days training, and submit a portfolio of evidence to show that they meet the GMC trainer standards.

3. What is the financial remuneration for being a Clinical Supervisor?

Practices receive approximately £8,500 a year for having a trainee on placement. Practice managers determine how this money is split between practice and trainer. Our practices currently pay trainers ~£5,000 a year. Trainers can also access an additional £750 study budget. 

4. What is an Educational Supervisor?

An Educational Supervisor is responsible for the overall supervision and management of a specified trainee's educational progress during a series of placements. Ideally, each trainee will have the same Educational Supervisor throughout their training. The ES role is to help the trainee to plan their training and achieve agreed learning outcomes. They are responsible for the educational agreement and for bringing together all relevant evidence to form a summative judgement at the end of the clinical training placement and/or series of placements. 

5. How do I become an Educational Supervisor?

To become an Educational Supervisor you must have at least one year clinical supervision experience. You can then join a 3 module Educational Supervisors course delivered by Health Education England. 

6. What is the financial remuneration for becoming an Educational Supervisor?

Educational Supervisors receive ~£400 a year for each trainee they supervise. 

7. Why is being a trainer with the Deprivation-focused GPST unique?

Our GPST has unique placements and teaching which prepare GPs to work in areas of concentrated disadvantage. As a small course, trainers work closely together to best support students and develop the programme. We prioritise wellbeing above all in the programme, to make sure trainees and trainers alike do not burnout. 

8. What are the benefits to the practice?

The practice benefits from the enthusiasm and new ideas of trainees as well as expertise the trainee may pick up from teaching and posts, such as best practice for substance misuse or domestic violence. 

9. Where can I get more information?

You can find more information on the HEE website including upcoming dates to the FS, CS and ES courses here for this year. 

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