Accreditation process and supporting documents

Important notice - 1 July 2020

Having successfully accredited nearly 100 GPwERs through the dermatology accreditation trial, the RCGP is working with dermatology partner organisations to identify a model of accreditation that is effective, scalable and affordable. While we are in discussions we will not be accepting new applications.  We will update these pages with news about our GPwER programme at the earliest opportunity.

Accreditation documents

Current candidates need to agree to the Terms and Conditions [PDF].
Note: these were issued on 1 April 2020 and have been updated as of 23 September 2020.

Further information



Forms New GPwER Group 1 New GPwER Group 2 New GPwER Group 3 GPwSI previously accredited against DH 2007/2011 guidelines

Portfolio of evidence submission  form [Word]
(includes monitoring form, and  declarations)

 ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
Equal opportunities form [PDF]  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
Evidence of former successful  accreditation through an appropriate  body (for example a Deanery, clinical  commissioning group, primary care trust)  x  x  x  ✓
Form 1 Mini-CEX skin lesions [Word]
 ✓  ✓  ✓  x
Form 2 - Mini-CEX for inflammatory  dermatoses [Word]   ✓  x  ✓  x
Form 3a – DOPS [Word]
(candidates carrying out biopsies)
 ✓  x  ✓  x
Form 3a – DOPS [Word] 
(candidates not carrying out biopsies) 
 x    x
Form 3b - DOPS [Word]
(where applicable)
 x  ✓  ✓  x
Form 4 - Learning diary [Word]  ✓  ✓  ✓  x
Form 5a - Patient survey - guidance,  results and declaration [Word]  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
Form 5b - Patient survey  questionnaire [PDF]  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
Form 5c - Patient survey data entry  tool [Excel] (optional)        

Form 6 - Audit guidance [Word] Groups  2 & 3)
We are now providing a template for  audits. We ask all candidates to use  this from now on.

 x  ✓  ✓  ✓ (2,3 only)
RCGP skin surgery audit - data  collection log [Word]  x  ✓  ✓  ✓ (2,3 only)
Form 7a - Clinical supervisor report –  new candidates [Word]  ✓  ✓  x
Form 7b - Clinical supervisor report –  transition candidates [Word]  x  x  x  ✓
Unsupported applicant form [Word] 
(if applicable)
 ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓

GPwER accreditation process diagram

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