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 

External ticketing issue with NHS emails now resolved - March 2018

Issues we've recently had with external ticketing emails not being received by some NHS trusts has now been resolved. JRCPTB along with NHS digital will continue to monitor this.

Browser issues - 02 November 2017

Are you experiencing issues with missing buttons on certain pages of the ePortfolio? Do you have problems with some of the functionalities not working properly? If so, you may be accessing the ePortfolio using an old browser which isn't supported.

Read the NHS ePortfolios browser support statement outlining which browsers are supported and best to use for accessing the ePortfolio.

If you experience problems using trust computers we suggest you use your personal PC or device as trust PCs may not have upgraded to the latest browser version.

If problems persist, please email the support team ePortfolioteam@jrcptb.org.uk with a screen shot of the page, the browser version you are using so that this can be investigated.


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.

2017 ARCP form - 20 March 2017

This has been deployed on 18/03/2017 ahead of schedule for 01/04/2017. The new form will now display the ARCP outcome and specialty in the title of the form making it easier to check trainee’s progression. This will save users time as they will not need to open individual ARCP form to check for what outcome a trainee was given. This will be beneficial for trainees in dual training where two specialty ARCP form must be completed.

The completed ARCP form will be displayed as follows on the ePortfolio:

20 March 2017 09:48 (Core Medical Training, 1. Achieving progress and competences at the expected rate)

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

Updated generic SLE CMT and HST forms to display name of specialty being assessed - 09 March 2017

All generic SLE forms have been modified to include a new field ‘Specialty being assessed’. The trainee and assessor can now select the specialty the assessment relates to. Once the form has been completed and saved, the specialty name will now be displayed in the title making it easier for users to identify which specialty the assessment was completed for without having to drill into the actual form. This will save users time to navigate and check assessments that have been completed without having to open individual forms to check the specialty the form relates to.

The completed generic SLE forms will be displayed as follows on the ePortfolio:

09 March 2017 11:33 (Infectious Diseases), (Rifa Begum, JRCPTB)
09 March 2017 11:09 (Gastroenterology), (Rifa Begum, JRCPTB)

Update to PYA report - 24 February 2017

The following PYA reports have been updated to include missing ALS and SCE questions:

Gastroenterology, Pharmaceutical Medicine and Neurology

Pharmaceutical Medicine Reflective Practice - February 2017

Specialty specific reflective practice form for Pharmaceutical Medicine trainees is now available on the ePortfolio.

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

JRCPTB 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 JRCPTB 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

Updated ARCP form goes live - 30 March 2015

The revised 2015 ARCP form is now live on ePortfolio.  Changes include adding the GMC's requirement to record a reason for a trainee not undertaking a review, recording academic progression and recording the months counted towards training for out of programme (OOP) events.