Procedural skills are an essential component of general practice vocational training. The assessment process for registrars working towards FRACGP is being updated to ensure that registrars complete GP training with competence in basic procedural skills.
What is changing in the GPRime Procedural Skills Log for supervisors?
Launching the Procedural Skills Log
Once the Procedural Skills Log in GPRime2 has been selected, you will notice the list of procedural skills has been reduced.
For registrars currently in GP terms it is strongly encouraged, but not compulsory, to be assessed as competent for the skills on the log. For registrars starting GPT1 from 2020.1, completion of procedural skills logs will be compulsory.
The procedural skills logs on GPrime are only applicable to RACGP and dual pathway registrars. ACRRM registrars will continue to complete the procedural skills logs via the ACRRM website.
Categorising procedural skills under the procedural skill category
- GPT1: procedural skill logs linked to this level must be assessed as competent by the end of GPT1.
- Completion of training: procedural skills linked to this level must be assessed as competent by completion of training.
- Desirable: procedural skills linked to this level are not mandatory but are desirable to complete.
Improvements to the user interface
Improvements have been made to the user interface on the Procedural Skills Log in GPRime resulting in cleaner layout, buttons, drop-down boxes and groupings of procedural skills.
- The assessor (supervisor or medical educator) will receive weekly email notifications for reviewing the procedural skills submitted by registrars. If there are no skills submitted there will be no notification.
- Skills assessed in the practice are reviewed by the supervisor. The supervisor can approve or utilise the option to return and provide feedback on the procedural skills that requires more practise by the registrar.
- Skills assessed out of the practice are approved by the medical educator when suitable evidence is provided.
- The assessor can mark the procedural skills completed by a registrar in bulk. There is also the option to return and provide feedback on the procedural skill that requires more practise by the registrar.
If you have any questions about using the Procedural Skills Log, please contact IS_Support@gpsynergy.com.au.