All trainees will have a named Educational Supervisor in their hospitals, who will be responsible for their appraisals in that placement. It is expected that there will be at least 3 formal appraisals in a year, though there could be more informal ones. There will be work place based assessments going on to help this process in a formative and summative fashion, as appropriate , in keeping with the need to engage with the specialty and G(I)M parts of the e – portfolio for satisfactory progression.

There is an ARCP in the Deanery , towards the end of the placement , which is attended by the trainee .

A mentorship scheme is being introduced which will allow trainees in the first 2 years to have links with more senior trainees in a mentorship model , in addition to the expected informal links between all the trainees.