GMC supervisor recognition lasts for five years, from the date the supervisor completed their induction.

During the COVID-19 crisis, we understand that the process outlined below 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.

For ongoing recognition, Educational and Named Clinical or Project Supervisors must:

1. Discuss the role of supervisor at each annual appraisal, as part of the full scope of practice.

2. Complete a minimum of 10 hours of CPD over the five-year cycle, with reflections. This must include at least eight hours of training relevant to the role and can include e-learning. A range of ongoing recognition training courses are available in West Midlands. However, you can undertake any CPD that you and your appraiser consider to be appropriate.

Please refer to ES-CS reaccreditation example CPD log for further guidance.

3. (Educational Supervisors only) have received written feedback, on at least one ES ARCP report in a five-year cycle. This should be discussed with written reflections at the supervisor’s annual appraisal.

4. In the year before the supervisor recognition date expires, complete the Educational and/or Clinical Supervisor Renewal form and forward this to The Public Health Team will send an email to confirm re-approval for a further five years, and will update the West Midlands’ and GMC registers.

It is the supervisor’s responsibility to inform the Public Health team if there will be any delay in submitting the form before the recognition expiry date.

Support throughout the process

The Public Health Team will email, at regular intervals, any supervisor whose recognition date is due to expire the following year, to invite them to update their trainer status. The trust Director of Medical Education and the relevant Head of School will be copied into these reminder emails, three months and one month before a supervisor’s recognition is due to expire.

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