RCPL and HEE introduce flexible portfolio training scheme

24 Jan 2019

Flexible portfolio training (FPT) posts are new for 2019, co-badged by Health Education England and the Royal College of Physicians of London. The FPT scheme is an approach to meet the demand for flexible working in higher specialty training and is an opportunity for trainees to engage in meaningful project work that will benefit their professional development. 

A flexible portfolio trainee’s non-clinical day will be focused on one of four pathways: medical education, quality improvement, research and clinical informatics.

Each pathway maps to the generic professional capability framework, so each trainee can meet their development needs this way, alongside their traditional training. The time taken to CCT is therefore not anticipated to be extended, subject to satisfactory progress at ARCP

For the first cohort year, this will be available to new ST3 trainee applicants in England only. 

For more information, including which specialties are involved and in which regions visit the Royal College of Physicians of London website. training or email flexibleportfoliotraining@rcplondon.ac.uk.