Education and Learning for Doctors

Statutory and Mandatory Training for Doctors


All medical staff must have regular medical appraisal as part of their continued registration with the GMC.

Doctors in Training

For doctors in training at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust they should meet their educational supervisor within two weeks of starting their post and on a regular basis there after. The first meeting should review previous training and education, including competent with practical procedures and their performance against mandatory and statutory training. This should lead to a written Personal Development Plan (PDP) or Learning Agreement with aims and objectives for the rest of the post. The appraisal should also identify the learning opportunities within the post and any resources required to enable the learner to progress.

Trainees must keep a learning portfolio throughout their post to provide evidence of appraisal and assessment suitable for revalidation. If you are not supplied with a Learning Portfolio through your College, Foundation Programme or local arrangement you should contact the Education Centre for advice.

All trainees will have some form of assessment throughout their post at SUHT. Assessment is the evaluation of competence of a trainee against specific standards for a particular aspect of professional practice. Examples of the commonly used assessment tools are given below:

  • CBD
  • Mini CEX
  • Mini PAT
  • DOP
  • Generic SHO Assessment Tool SUHT
  • F1 Assessment Tool to aid appraisal SUHT

Individual Colleges will have their own assessment tools. You should discuss with your educational supervisor which ones are appropriate for you to use to provide evidence of performance for your portfolio.