CLINICAL SUPERVISION 

Health Education England use CQC’s (2013) practice focused definition of clinical supervision:  
 
"An opportunity for healthcare practitioners to reflect on and review their clinical practice, discuss individual cases in depth and identify changes or modifications to practice which are required to maintain professional and public safety. It provides an opportunity to identify training and continuing development needs." 
 
It is important to recognise that clinical supervision is different to educational, managerial and administrative supervision - this table attempts to demonstrate the differences at a practice level. 
 
Below you may will find links to resources and training, both for those already involved in clinical supervision and those developing an interest. 

TRAINING 

E-learning for Healthcare have an online learning programme titled ‘Supervision for multi-professional teams’ which is free to NHS professionals. 
 
Future learning do a series of free online courses aimed at healthcare professionals including ‘Clinical Supervision: Planning your personal development’ and ‘Clinical Supervision with Confidence.’ 
 
If looking after clinical pharmacists in general practice it is strongly recommended that you complete the CPPE clinical supervisor self-assessment and training workshops. 
 
Events will also be highlighted when available on our events page. 

GENERAL RESOURCES 

A summary of what 'good' supervision looks like may be found here. 
Supervision of COVID-19 Displaced or Shielding Trainees programme - Read more here. 
The following documents have been produced as examples. They may be downloaded and adapted for use in practice. 
 

NEW ROLES 

Clinical Pharmacists 
A proposed ‘road map’ for the development of clinical pharmacists is available here. 
 
If the pharmacist is on the CPPE ‘Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway’ - their website contains details about training and relevant resources. 
If the pharmacist is already an independent prescriber - this brief guide may support both the pharmacist and supervisors in building confidence within this area. 
Physician Associates 
More information about this new role, recruitment and funding of Physician Associates (PAs) can be found on our New Roles and Physician Associates webpage. 
 
This step-by-step guide provides information on this new PA role and the supervision arrangements needed. Additional advice and guidance for PAs and their supervisors for first-year post qualification by Royal College of Physicians is available here. 
 
Below are resources to support the supervision PAs in practice: 

SUPERVISION BULLETINS 

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