Staff Trainee Assessment Rating (STAR)

This questionnaire was designed by Dr Dave Gill from Belford. It is a tool to assess formatively the attitudes of the GP registrar with PHCT staff. I usually hand this out in the 2nd or 3rd month and it is returned anonymously.

The results are fed back to the trainee in a collated form (ie an average “score”) but please note that this is not a quantitative assessment. “Scores” can be compared to other trainees in a qualitative way too. Obviously, the feedback may require considerable skill on the part of the trainer, particularly if the results are poor: seeappraisal skills.

If the tool shows areas for improvement, I may repeat the exercise in the 5th month of training, although results seem a bit lower at this time anyway – maybe because the staff have got to know the GP registrar a bit better!

Why not try it out using yourself and your partners as the subject of the questionnaire too? It may produce some interesting results! We found that trainers almost always score lower than their trainees – food for thought!

Microsoft Word documentSTAR rating


North Northumberland Trainers Group
Staff Trainee Assessment Rating

This questionnaire contains a number of statements about our current GP registrar. Please circle your perceived agreement/disagreement with the statements, then return the completed form to the practice manager. The answers will be kept entirely confidential, so please be honest in your responses.

  • 1 The doctor is always polite and courteous. 100 75 50 25 0 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree
  • 2 He/she always conducts himself/herself in a professional manner. 100 75 50 25 0 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree
  • 3 He/she is happy to accept extra duties if asked. 100 75 50 25 0 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree
  • 4 He/she is rarely punctual and invariably unable to keep to time schedules. 0 25 50 75 100 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree
  • 5 He/she appears keen to seek my help and advice. 100 75 50 25 0 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree
  • 6 He/she is a know-it-all who will not accept criticism. 0 25 50 75 100 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree
  • 7 He/she seems to have no appreciation for my role and skills. 0 25 50 75 100 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree
  • 8 He/she works in a well-organised manner. 100 75 50 25 0 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree
  • 9 He/she appears to be well-liked by the patients. 100 75 50 25 0 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagree
  • 10 He/she is impossible to get on with, and would certainly not fit into our team. 0 25 50 75 100 Strongly agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly disagreeCommentsGood pointsAreas for improvement

Please return the completed form to the practice manager.

 

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