Induction & Refresher Assessment Review Route

 

The I&R Assessment Review Route comprises of a career review interview with the Post-CCT Team and I&R Scheme Panel, the MCQ Assessment, Simulated Surgery and a GP Placement in a Surgery / work-based assessments

 

MCQ Assessment

There are two parts to the MCQ I& R Learning Needs Assessment; both are designed to assess some of the essential competences outlined in the National Person Specification and are based around clinical scenarios. Applicants will first be asked to complete a Professional Dilemmas (PD) paper, followed by a Clinical Problem Solving (CPS) paper.

Detailed information regarding the MCQ is available in the MCQ I&R Learning Needs Assessment Guidance document.

 

Number of permissible attempts & associated costs

Applicants are permitted a maximum number of 4 attempts at the MCQ. The cost per each attempt to the applicant is £100. A successful attempt at the MCQ is valid for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the assessment.

 

 

Simulated Surgery

This tests consulting and communication skills. It is intended to be like an everyday surgery in any general practice. It is set in a consulting room with patients who will come in for 10 minute appointments.

Detailed information regarding the simulated surgery is available in the Simulated Surgery Guidance Notes document on the GPNRO Website.

 

Number of permissible attempts and associated costs

Applicants are permitted a maximum number of 4 attempts at the simulated surgery. The cost per each attempt to the applicant is £750. A successful attempt at the simulated surgery is valid for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the assessment.

 

 

GP Placements

These will be at a GMC approved training practice. Each doctor will have a named GP educational supervisor (usually a trainer) and will be for an agreed period, and can be flexible around educational needs, location and personal commitments.

The supervised practice may vary from a month, up to a maximum of six months (full time). Part time placements will be pro-rata and the doctor may be permitted to work in another (non-GP) role during the scheme.


Medical Indemnity Insurance

Doctors will need appropriate medical indemnity for both their application to the NMPL and to work in the I&R scheme. The indemnity does not need to be activated and paid for until the start of the placement but NHS England will need written proof before you start a placement in general practice.

Regional teams can advise about what cover and payment is needed.