Updates and performance

We continuously monitor the ePortfolio's performance. Reports on its performance, any identified and known bugs and issues affecting functionality of the ePortfolio will be updated here.  

If you are experiencing a technical problem not mentioned on this page please contact our ePortfolio support team.

Known issues 

There are currently no know issues.

Developments

New General (Internal) Medicine Educational Supervisor's Report - November 2018

The GIM Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) has produced a new GIM Educational Supervisor’s Report that focuses on the requirements for training in GIM and which should be quick and easy to complete.

All dual specialty trainees are required to provide two Educational Supervisor’s Reports to inform their ARCPs and PYAs: one for their main specialty and one for GIM. Until now the same form has been used to complete both reports, and this was not best suited for giving an account of progress with training in GIM.

This new Educational Supervisor’s Report should now be completed for all trainees who are dual training in GIM.

Please note that this does not apply retrospectively and GIM Educational Supervisor’s Reports in the old format submitted before 9 November 2018 will remain valid.

Trainee self-administration - July 2018

New functionality will allow trainees to self-administer their own ePortfolio. They will be able to add and edit all rotations within their training programme and update their supervisors details by linking them to their post rotations.

Please see the guidance video and step by step user guide below.


Hide duplicate curriculum - June 2018

If a trainee has mulitiple duplicate curriculums assigned, this new function allows admins to select which duplicate curriculum to be hidden so further links are not made by trainees. Trainees should be following only one version of the specialty curriculum. The system will now also check if the same version of the curriculum already exists on the trainees account and will not allow duplicate curriculum to be downloaded the trainees account.


Personal Library space - May 2018

The personal library capacity is now unlimited. There will be no restrictions to trainees uploading their files.


Lung Function test portfolio for Respiratory trainees - 29 January 2018

Respiratory trainees can now access the Lung Function test portfolio from the Midlands Thoracis Society website. Please click here to access this. This can be used to meet the curriculum requirement F2. Respiratory Physiology and Lung Function Testing which is available on the ePortfolio in the Respiratory Medicine 2010 (amendments 2014) curriculum.


Respiratory Medicine Logbook template - 14 March 2017

Respiratory Medicine trainees can now record procedures using this template and upload the document to their ePortfolio personal library.

File Respiratory Logbook_2017.xlsx


New pre-installed folders in the Personal Library - 21 January 2017

We have pre-installed a number of mandatory folders. This is to support you with uploading files and documents relevant to your training.  The folders will become visible to you once you have logged into your account. Existing folders can be dragged and dropped into these new folders and you can also create sub folders. This will also help external reviewers to navigate and locate files in the personal library when you are being assessed.

New folders:

  • ARCP
  • Audit & Quality improvement projects
  • Exams, Certificate & Courses
  • Logbook
  • PYA documents & PYA targets (evidence of achievement)
  • Research, Presentations & Publications
  • Teaching delivered, attended and feedback
  • Leadership & Management

Reflective Practice 'After Event' and R-card form - August 2015

The After-event reflection form is a tool developed by the Institute of Reflective Practice. The form can be used as way of recording reflections on learning. The form is now available on the ePortfolio in the Reflective Practice section. An additional tool to aid the reflection process is the R-card which is available to download below with instructions and guidance on how to use both tools.

PDF icon Reflective Practice After-Event and R card instructions and guidance.pdf


Combined Infection training (CIT) - August 2015

The new combined infection training (CIT) programme goes live on 5 August. CIT has been a joint development between the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) and the Royal College of Pathologists to more closely align training in the infection disciplines of infectious diseases (ID), tropical medicine (TM), medical microbiology (MM) and medical virology (MV).

New programme codes, assessment forms, the CIT curriculum and revised curricula for each of the infection specialties have been added to the ePortfolio (please see below). Trainees who are appointed to, or transfer to, the CIT programme will be able to use the ePortfolio to record their progress in training, whether they are in single specialty or dual training programmes in ID, TM, MM or MV.

Further information on CIT and guidance on transferring to the new curriculum has been published on the infectious diseases/tropical medicine page.

New specialty curricula:

  • CIT & Common competencies 2014
  • Infectious Diseases 2014
  • Tropical Medicine 2014
  • Medical Microbiology 2014
  • Medical Microbiology 2010 (amendments 2014)
  • Medical Virology 2014
  • Medical Virology 2010 (amendments 2014)

 New CIT assessment forms:

  • Acute Care Assessment Tool (ACAT): Infection Training (CIT & HST)
  • mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX): Infection Training (CIT & HST)
  • Case based Discussion (CbD): Infection Training (CIT & HST)
  • Evaluation of Clinical/management Events (ECE): Infection Training (CIT & HST)
  • DOPS: Infection Training (CIT & HST)

These curricula and assessment forms will only be available to trainees on the CIT programme. Trainees in Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology should contact the RCPath administrator Sandra.Dewar@rcpath.org for any queries relating to their specialty.


Pilot DOPS: Thrombolysis (Neurology & Stroke Medicine) August 2015

A DOPS form has been developed to allow assessment of a single encounter of a trainee’s ability to undertake intravenuous thrombolysis and will be piloted with trainees in Stroke Medicine and Neurology from August 2015. Please see the document below for further information and guidance.

PDF icon DOPS pilot Thrombolysis Neurology & Stroke Medicine.pdf

A Logbook for Cerebral Reperfusion including Thrombolysis is available for trainees in the pilot and should be uploaded to the personal library in the ePortfolio.

File Log book for Cerebral Reperfusion including Thrombolysis


CMT Logbook for recording procedures and clinics - 20 May 2015

We have launched a logbook to assist CMT trainees in recording their procedures and clinics.  It has been developed with the CMT advisory committee and trainee representatives.  The logbook is in the form of an Excel spread sheet which can be used to record procedures and attendance at clinics and then uploaded to the personal library in the ePortfolio.

File Template for recording procedures and clinics CMT May 2015.xlsx