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 practice 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.

The overall aim of the eportfolio is to have triangulated (different types and sources) of evidence of knowledge, learning and competence across the 25 areas of the curriculum and the 13 GP competences.

    • 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


CbDs (Case based Discussions)

Minicexs (Clinical Evaluation Exercise)

CEPS (Clinical Examination and Procedural Skills)

COTs Consultation Observation Tool – in primary care only

MSF (Multisource feedback) – 360° colleague feedback questionnaires

PSQ, Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire – in primary care only

Clinical Supervisor Reports

Educational Supervisor Review - a review of the evidence in your eportfolio over the last six months

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