All Educational and Named Clinical or Project Supervisors with responsibility for the supervision of a trainee must have GMC recognition as a supervisor. Without it, there is a risk that the period of supervised training will not be valid and cannot count towards accredited training time.

During the COVID-19 crisis, we understand that the ongoing recognition process may not be able to take place as normal. If you are unable to submit your renewal form before your recognition period expires, then please email, and your recognition period will be extended.

Expired recognition

If a supervisor’s recognition of trainer status has expired, the supervisor must notify the following immediately:

Follow-up actions

If the supervisor with expired recognition is currently supervising a trainee, it will be decided whether supervision can continue pending re-approval of trainer status, or if an alternative recognised supervisor will need to take over their role.

The Head of School of Public Health will decide if re-approval can be granted immediately, or if further evidence is required that may include attending a Health Education England ES/CS courses.


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