As a minimum, the following formative assessments should be documented in each GP registrar’s file. The file should also demonstrate that the educational programme is based upon the results of the assessments.
- Initial assessment
During the first month of each period of training in general practice GP registrars should complete a confidence rating and an MCQ.
- Regular assessment
Videotape assessment or joint consulting using a recognised assessment instrument should be completed at least monthly throughout the general practice component of training.
- Rating scales
A rating scale should be completed at least once during each period of training in general practice.
Examples of assessment instruments (not exclusive):
- ‘PEP’ programme (which includes both an MCQ and a confidence rating scale)
- Northern Regional MCQ (available from theTees Valley VTS Office, telephone no: 01642 304151)
- Wolverhampton Rating Scale