Traffic Light Scheme
- Milton Keynes has pioneered a system by which Educational Supervisors can monitor the progress of their trainees and identify and support those who need to focus on particular areas.
- It’s important to understand this, as it will form part of your feedback.
- The Traffic Light Tool assesses four different factors - R D M p
- Each of these is then graded from
- 1 (Serious Concerns)
- 2 (Below Expectations for Stage)
- 3 (Meets Expectations for Stage)
- 4 (Above Expectations for Stage)
- Each grade is also given a +/- to give an indication of “Insight” ie the degree to which the trainee appreciates their situation.
- This will give a score, which might look something like R3+ D2- M2+ p3+.
- The trainee is also given a colour (Green, Amber or Red) to indicate the degree to which they are engaging with the learning process. Any trainee triggering Amber will have a meeting with a Program Director and their Educational Supervisor. Any trainee triggering Red would have a meeting with a Program Director, their Educational supervisor, the Associate Director and possibly their Clinical Supervisor too.
The following table gives an indication of what determines whether trainees are Green, Amber or Red.
|Green||None||Sufficient number and quality of entries Progression in PDP and skills log Satisfactory coverage of curriculum Satisfactory completion of CBD’s and COT’s||Continue with regular rv eP Continue with 6/12ly reviews RDM-p 3 or 4 in all areas + insight in all domains||Monitor eP|
|Amber||Some||Consistently Poor quality/ number entries Poor PDP Poor coverage of curriculum Inadequate number of mandatory exercises||RDM-p 2 in any area Poor insight in any one area||PD Interview Trainee + ES +/- CS|
|Red||Significant||Failure to engage in eP Unsatisfactory progress signalled by ES or CS||RDM-p 2 in more than one area or 1 in any area, poor insight in multiple domains||Interview with PD and AD with ES with a view to ref to ARCP|