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 trainee – ensuring safety and positive outcomes for both the doctor in training 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 registrar, 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

This 2023 webinar – Best Practice Supervision, a refresher – 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.

The session also orientates supervisors to the wide range of educational resources produced by GPSA.

Date reviewed: 28 September 2023

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