How to Support Trainees (previously Doctors in Difficulty)

Category: Educational/Clinical Supervisors - Supporting Trainees

Date: January 30th 2015 1:30pm until 4:30pm

Location: Education Centre, University Hospitals Bristol BS2 8AE

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To improve confidence and skills in constructively supporting trainees and addressing concerns


At the end of this workshop you should be able to:

  • Recognise a trainee who needs specific support
  • Understand & describe the factors that cause problems
  • Summarise what is expected of an Educational Supervisor in supporting trainees and tackling concerns
  • Discuss & clarify any concerns with trainees & give effective feedback about this
  • Describe how to document feedback discussions fairly
  • Devise a clear action plan with focused objectives

A half day workshop for Educational Supervisors - Please note, this is requirement seven of the Educational Supervisor minimum requirements and needs to be attended once.


1.30 - Introductions, course aims and start activity

1.50 - How to identify support needs and concerns (Brief input, discussion and video part 1)

2.10 - Referring on - when and who to (Input, and case studies)

2.45 - Coffee/tea break

3.00 - Causes of needs and concerns (Input, discussion and cases re-visited)

3.20 - Getting to an action plan (Feedback review, video part 2 and case studies re-enacted)

4.00 - Managing the meeting and processes

4.20 - Review and end at 4.30


To book a place please email Severn Education Team. When emailing please confirm the event title and the date you are interested in attending.