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Clinical supervisor

The professional responsible for teaching and supervising Foundation doctors. Each Foundation doctor will have at least one named clinical supervisor.
A clinical supervisor is responsible for:
- supervising day to day clinical and professional practice;
- supporting the assessment process;
- ensuring the appropriate range and mix of clinical exposures;
- and arranging a work programme to enable attendance at fixed educational sessions


Educational supervisor

The professional responsible for making sure Foundation doctors receive appropriate training and experience. The educational supervisor is involved in teaching and training, and should assist in professional and personal development. Each Foundation doctor will have a named educational supervisor for each placement.
The educational supervisor is responsible for:
- undertaking regular formative appraisal;
- providing support in the development of the learning portfolio*;
- ensuring understanding and engagement in assessment;
- being the first point of call for concerns/issues about training (unless time-critical);
- ensuring appropriate training opportunities are available for learning and gaining competences


Foundation programme director

The Foundation Programme Director is responsible for the management and quality control of the foundation
programme together, ensuring that a group of foundation doctors have the appropriate supervision and training


Foundation teaching sessions

Regular mandatory teaching sessions are provided for
foundation doctors. Sufficient attendance at these sessions is required to complete the Foundation Programme


Hospital rota co-ordinator

A hospital’s rota co-ordinator is an individual responsible for maintaining the daily medical rotas for FY1 and FY2 doctors


Learning portfolio

A learning portfolio is an electronic means of recording
learning experience and achievements. It is designed to help foundation doctors plan and manage their time, in order to maximise their learning. It also acts as evidence of achievement and is underpinned by the Foundation
Programme Curriculum


Medical defence organisations

Medical defence organisations are mutual indemnity
organisations that provide 24-HOUR access to medico-legal advice and support in clinical issues. They also provide indemnity and legal representation if required


Medical director

The most senior medical person in an organisation
responsible for medical leadership and delivery of medical care


Medical staffing

Medical staffing is a specialist division of the Human
Resources department (HR*) that is responsible for providing operational human resources service specifically to medical personnel


Newborn physical examination

A newborn physical examination is an examination that is conducted on a newborn baby to check for problems or abnormalities within 72 hours of birth and again between six and eight weeks


Occupational health

The Occupational Health (OH) department in a hospital is responsible for protecting and promoting the safety, health and welfare of employees


Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

A service that offers confidential advice, support and
information on health-related matters. It provides a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers


Performance appraisals

Performance appraisals occur at regular intervals throughout the FY1 year. They are designed to be a positive process; providing structured and constructive feedback on performance, as well as monitoring progress and identifying development needs.


Ward clerk

A ward clerk is an individual who provides general
administrative, clerical and support services for wards, units and departments within a hospital.


Workplace based assessments

Regular workplace based assessments are undertaken and documented throughout the Foundation Year One (FY1). These assessments provide evidence of achievements and the opportunity for any problems to be identified. A number of these assessments must be completed to a satisfactory level in order to progress beyond the FY1 year.