Undertaking the clinical placement

To undertake the clinical placement, either short or standard term, you are required to:

  • have an approved Return to Practice (RtP) programme placement arranged through the local HEE Educational Team
  • have passed the Learning Needs Assessment Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) or been approved by the Portfolio Route
  • have full General Medical Council (GMC) registration
  • be on the GMC GP Register with a current Licence to practise
  • be in good standing (no Restrictions, except for the requirement to complete the RtP programme)
  • be included on the England Medical Performer list
  • have completed an Occupational Health check, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and a Police check
  • have “top up” medical indemnity (there is funding support for this while in the programme)
  • complete the e-LfH mandatory modules, including Level 3 Safeguarding for Children, Adult safeguarding and Basic Life support

Non-UK citizens must have a Health and Care Worker visa if you do not have rights of residence to work and live in the UK. You will also be required to have an employing sponsoring practice post.

Successfully exiting the programme and gaining entry to the MPL

To successfully exit the programme and gain full entry to the MPL without conditions or restrictions, you are required to:

  • have successfully completed the RtP placement
  • have a satisfactory WPBA report (includes an Multi-Source Feedback and Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire)
  • submit the appropriate WPBA report and any other required evidence (they should have evidence of all your LNA’s already but important you check what they need) to the local HEE Educational Lead. This information will be sent to the local NHSE/I team

It is recommended you start your portfolio preparation for an early appraisal in the placement. This will be a Medical Performers List (MPL) requirement on exit from the RtP placement, which is normally required at 3 to 6 months after successful programme completion.

You must also have received confirmation from the local NHSE/I team where you plan to work that you are included on their MPL without restrictions,

Passed the LNA or Portfolio Route

Once you have passed either the Learning Needs Assessment or the Portfolio route, you may start your approved practice placement

The North West NHSEI team will inform the Local NHSEI team where your placement will occur. This is usually in the same area as your HEE team who will have set up your placement in an approved supervising practice.

Page last reviewed: 20 July 2022
Next review due: 20 July 2023

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