GPSA is dedicated to enabling the delivery of high-quality supervision in the clinical learning environment. We recognise that this relies not on one individual, but a team committed to scaffolding the learner – ensuring safety and positive outcomes for both the learner and the patient.

The role of the GP supervisor is diverse, combining a range of roles including clinical overseer, educator, mentor, role model, assessor, coach and pastoral carer. GP supervisors juggle patient safety, teaching and learning, and the wellbeing of their learner, in addition to looking after themselves and the supervision team. It is therefore not surprising that GP supervisors are regarded as the cornerstone of general practice training.

Key Resources


While primarily written for new supervisors, this guide distils the key principles and practical tips of best practice supervision and is therefore relevant to all supervisors.


Provides an overview of best practice supervision in the general practice setting. The roles and tasks of the GP supervisor are explored, and practical tips for effective, high quality and sustainable supervision discussed.

Date reviewed: 26 March 2024

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