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WPBA (Workplace Based Assessment)

    • Workplace based assessment (WPBA) is defined as the evaluation of a doctor’s progress over time in their performance in those areas of professional practice0 best tested in the workplace.

    • Evidence of competence is gathered in a structured and systematic framework over all three years of training

    • Evidence is recorded in the eportfolio used to inform six monthly reviews and, at the end of training, to make a holistic, qualitative judgement about the readiness of the GPStR for independent practice

    • Trainees seem to underestimate the importance attached to this part of the assessment but it is key. You will not pass without a consistently good eportfolio, it must become your best friend throughout your training.

    • There are a number of workplace based assessments that you will need to complete, numbers depending on the stage of training you are at.

Learning logs – on-going reflective entries by trainees

PDP (Professional Development Plan) – on-going target setting for learning and development

Individual assessments:

CbDs (Case based Discussions)

Minicexs (Clinical Evaluation Exercise)

CEPS (Clinical Examination and Procedural Skills)

COTs Consultation Observation Tool – in primary care only

Wider feedback collection:

MSF (Multisource feedback) – 360° colleague feedback questionnaires

PSQ, Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire – in primary care only

Overall reports:

Clinical Supervisor Reports

Educational Supervisor Report

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