Trainees are expected to build up a portfolio of evidence throughout their 2-year training. Trainees will begin to build this early in their training and contribute too as they progress. During the non-medical prescribing component they’d be expected to add learning relevant to prescribing. University module leaders will guide trainees as to the evidence required in each module.
Trainees should sign up for a TURAS Nursing and Midwifery ePortfolio available from NHS Education for Scotland. These are free to nurses working within Scotland and can be used for Revalidation and annual reviews.
https://turasnmportfolio.nes.nhs.scot/ and follow links to register for an account.
Trainees are expected to record the following in their ePortfolio:
- Their details including NMC PIN Number
- Learning Plan – the ‘Professional Journal Plan’ in the ePortfolio can be used for this purpose
- Record of Learning
- All learning activities (these can be grouped into themes e.g. modules completed, eLearning, supervised practice etc)
- All supervision sessions
- An anonymised list of patients seen (gender, approx age, presenting complaint, diagnosis, management/referral and any key learning points). Trainees may wish to keep this as a spreadsheet or word file and upload into their portfolio periodically. Remember – no patient identifiable information should be kept in your portfolio.
- A small number of reflective accounts should be included. Trainees are encouraged to regularly write up anonymised reflective accounts relating to patients they have seen or from appropriate learning situations. Trainees do not have to share all of these, but are asked to make a small number (approx 6) available in their final portfolio.
- Case Based Discussion – Trainees will discuss numerous cases with their supervisor and others. Trainees are encouraged to keep notes on all their significant discussions and to write up at least 6 as formal case based discussions (Please note, a case based discussion template does not yet exist in the ePortfolio).
- Supervisor in Practice reports. Supervisors are expected to feedback at various points throughout a trainees training using the Generic Feedback form in the ePortfolio.
- Trainees are expected to get feedback from different people
- Mini-CEX – Trainees should include a number of mini Clinical Examination assessments in their portfolio. A mini-CEX should be used where a supervisor (or delegated other) gives formal formative feedback to a trainee on a consultation. Forms can be found on the ePortfolio and ‘a ticket’ can be raised so the supervisor can complete.
- DOPS – Direct Observation of Procedural Skill. Once a trainee has learnt a new procedural skill, the supervisor (or delegated other) should give formal formative feedback using the DOPS form. Forms can be found on the ePortfolio and ‘a ticket’ can be raised so the supervisor can complete.
- Multisource feedback (MSF). Trainees should request feedback from different clinicians (incl. ANPs and medical staff) and non-clinicians. The generic feedback form in ePortfolio can be used and a ‘ticket’ can be raised for the respondent to complete.
- Trainees are expected to work through all appropriate competency documents and upload a scanned copy to their ePortfolio prior to any supervision meetings. Relevant competency documents will be given to trainees during the training. The trainee should self-assess and then the supervisor should go through with the trainee. Competencies should be signed as complete when the supervisor has seen satisfactory evidence, within the ePortfolio, that the competency has been met. Where appropriate a cross reference should be made to the ePortfolio.