Transition arrangements: Introduction of new Portfolio and new programme of WPBA

All GP Specialty Trainees will move onto the new Portfolio platform and the old ePortfolio information will remain accessible for those who are already progressing through the training programme. 

All trainees will be using the new log entry template and using the new assessment forms, irrespective of which WPBA programme they are following.

Everyone must be on the new WPBA programme within 2 years from the date of its introduction.

General Principles

All trainees need to be on the new WPBA programme within two years of 05.08.2020.

Trainees will move onto the 'new’ programme when they change training years ie when moving from ST1 to ST2, ST2 to ST3 etc. This is irrespective of whether the trainee is full-time or on a less than full time rotation.

In any training year if the trainee has passed the mid-point of that training year it is recommended they stay on the ‘old’ programme. (The training year will be more than a calendar year if the trainee is less than full time.)

In any training year, if the trainee has not passed the mid point of that training year, it is recommended they move to the new programme. For any trainee on an extension they should stay on the old programme.

For any trainee on leave at the time of transition, the same rules apply. If they have passed the midpoint of their training year when they return back into training then it is recommended they stay on the old programme. 

If they have not passed the mid point of their training year on their return then it is recommended they move to the new programme - this ensures that the remainder of their training time (including periods of leave) from the transition point of 05.08.2020 does not breach the two year point from the introduction of the new WPBA programme.

For any trainee who does not think they will complete their current training year (including periods of leave) by 05.08.2022 then they must move onto the new programme.

If any trainee is nearing two years from the introduction of the new WPBA programme and has not reached a ‘gateway’ ARCP then they need to contact their Deanery/LETB so they can be moved onto the new programme.

WPBA transition FAQs

The College has developed some FAQs to address the most common questions regarding the introduction of the new WPBA programme.

When should I move onto the new WPBA programme?

Trainees will move onto the 'new’ programme when they change training years ie when moving from ST1 to ST2, ST2 to ST3 etc. This is irrespective of whether the trainee is full-time or on a less than full time rotation.

In any training year if the trainee has passed the mid-point of that training year it is recommended they stay on the ‘old’ programme. (The training year will be more than a calendar year if the trainee is less than full time.)

In any training year, if the trainee has not passed the mid point of that training year, it is recommended they move to the new programme. For any trainee on an extension they should stay on the old programme.

I was on leave at the time of transition. What should I do?

The same rules apply as outlined above. If trainees have passed the midpoint of their training year when they return back into training then it is recommended they stay on the old programme. If they have not passed the mid point of their training year on their return then it is recommended they move to the new programme - this ensures that the remainder of their training time (including periods of leave) from the transition point of 05.08.2020 does not breach the two year point from the introduction of the new WPBA programme.

What’s the latest possible date for moving on to the new programme?

All trainees need to be on the new WPBA programme within two years of 05.08.2020. For any trainee who does not think they will complete their current training year (including periods of leave) by 05.08.2022 then they must move onto the new programme.

If any trainee is nearing two years from the introduction of the new WPBA programme and has not reached a ‘gateway’ ARCP then they need to contact their Deanery/LETB so they can be moved onto the new programme.

I will be on the ‘old’ WPBA programme. Do I need to do the prescribing assessment?

No, only trainees on the new WPBA programme need to do the prescribing assessment.

I am on the ‘old’ WPBA programme. Does the new FourteenFish Trainee Portfolio still support the ‘old’ programme?

Yes, if you are on the ‘old’ programme you can still use the FourteenFish Trainee Portfolio, however the Portfolio won’t reflect the ‘old’ requirements in terms of numbers of assessments etc. You will also need to use the new assessment forms to complete your assessments.

I need to complete a PSQ as part of my WPBA requirements. Can I do this electronically?

Yes, the FourteenFish Portfolio will enable trainees to undertake a PSQ electronically, rather than handing out paper copies.

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