Not a great deal. As with any new system it might take a little longer to use at first until you become familiar with it. The MCR will put professional judgement of trainers at the centre of assessment, and will also improve feedback for trainees and for these reasons it has been very warmly received in our pilots.
Clinical Supervisors (CSs) - will need to participate in the Multiple Consultant Report (MCR) meeting on two occasions in each placement and one will be nominated as the Lead CS with additional responsibilities. However, this additional assessment will be balanced against the removal of target numbers of workplace-based assessments (WBAs) and the removal of a mandatory requirement for CS Reports.
Assigned Educational Supervisors (AESs) - will need to review the MCR as part of the Learning Agreement meetings. However, the updated Learning Agreement has been streamlined to show information from the MCR in a meaningful way and the final review has been combined with the AES’s end of placement report.
Training Programme Directors (TPDs) - the introduction of the new curriculum will result in the need for local training and induction for trainers and trainees respectively and consequent quality management. TPDs should make provision at the earliest opportunity to allow for this as well as the transition of trainees to the new curriculum. It is particularly important that arrangements are put in place well in advance for trainees who are out of programme or less than full time.
Trainees - will have an additional self-assessment and feedback session on two occasions in each placement. The MCR might result in the need for further development which might impact on your training. WBAs will still be important and will be required to demonstrate achievement of the index procedures (DOPS and PBA) and critical conditions (CEX/C and CBD) and according to needs rather than a requirement for a target number.