January 10, 2019
STP Winter Event 2018
On the 27th September some members of the LondonHCSTN board were given the opportunity to host our own workshop at the annual Healthcare Science Education event delivered by NECL healthcare scientists. The whole day was a fantastic event full of inspirational speakers and enthusiasm for healthcare science education.
The afternoon was formed of concurrent workshops including our own workshop which focused around portfolio based learning!
The workshop was aimed at discussing the challenges of portfolio based learning and working together to come up with means to address the challenges. We were fortunate to have a range of attendees including portfolio-based trainees, training officers and training assessors who were all able to give different perspectives on understanding and addressing the challenges.
Five main challenges were posed to the attendees to discuss and feed back on, we have listed these below with some helpful suggestions from participants.
Placement competencies – who signs them off and what to do if they are unreachable
Competences that are outside the scope of your specialism’s practice, or where no training has been given
Different expectations of detail and competence
Getting acceptable work signed off quickly
Knowing who will train and assess the competency and the time frame for this
We would like to say a big thank you to all those who attended the workshop and provided such good feedback to help us all to tackle these challenges going forward.