SUPERVISORS

Information about educational and clinical supervision at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, including details about the roles, training required and standards.

Educational supervisors

An educational supervisor is a trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for the overall supervision and management of a specified trainee’s educational progress during a training placement or series of placements.

 

The educational supervisor is responsible for the trainee’s educational agreement and should develop a supportive relationship with the trainee; honest, constructive feedback and pastoral support should be given when needed. 

Regular meetings should be conducted to discuss trainees’ educational and clinical objectives.

Clinical supervisors

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A clinical supervisor is a trainer who is selected and appropriately trained to be responsible for overseeing trainees clinical work and for providing constructive feedback during a trainee’s placement. The roles of Clinical and Educational Supervisors may then be merged; in many Trusts, it is usual for the Clinical and Educational Supervisor to be the same Consultant or GP.   

 
 

Duties, training & standards

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Useful documents

HEE Enhancing Supervision report

HEE Supervision standards

HEE Enhancing Supervision Handbook

 

Access the e-Learning for Healthcare Educator Hub

Find more information about supervision via the Health Education England website