Trainees will be expected to register with the RCPCH and then will be allocated access to the HCAT website for completion of appropriate assessments. All trainees are expected to maintain an ePortfolio and this will be assessed and marked in May/June of each year, in preparation for ARCPs. Failure to maintain an adequate ePortfolio may result in failing your ARCP and not being allowed to progress on your training programme.
Trainees on ST Run-through Training
New entrants to the PGDip Child Health on ST run-through training will be using the RCPCH ePortfolio.
You will receive a specific username and login for this portfolio. The Development Log and Personal Development Plan (PDP) will be assessed towards your PGDip.
Further details can be found on the RCPCH website.
SpR Portfolio (not for run-through training)
All SpR trainees are expected to keep an up to date portfolio of their training. Those not doing the PGDip Child Health may download the portfolio directly from the website. ST4-8 trainees will have the option to move onto e-portfolios (see above). The School of Paediatrics strongly recommends that this is done.
The portfolio must be brought to all RITAs either in paper format or on a laptop. It should be reviewed and formally checked by the Educational Supervisor (see RITA form, section 1.5). It is expected that portfolios will contain a selection including audits, interesting articles, clinical incidents, reflective sessions and research. Failure to bring an adequate portfolio to your RITA will result in the issuing of a RITA D.