30th BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2016 27th - 29th January 2016
I am very grateful to all the speakers who rose to the challenge giving excellent presentations making the meeting stimulating and dynamic. I am also grateful to all those who took time out to support their trainees in submitting abstracts. It made my job as organiser very much easier and I too was able to enjoy the meeting.
Important information regarding the new RCPCH ePortfolio
Please note, the dates for ePortfolio go live have changed slightly from those previously advertised; we have moved the dates back one day to the Friday to ensure the College is open when this important stage occurs and we can provide support for trainees and supervisors.
Please take note of these changes to dates.
Phase 1 – affecting West Midlands and Scotland users ONLY. This will not affect those in these regions who are not in run through training. Those users will be included in the second phase
13 November - ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
7 December – new RCPCH ePortfolio system will go live
Phase 2 – affecting all other users including those who use ePortfolio as a non-run through trainee.
18 December – ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
20 January – new ePortfolio system will go live
We have updated our website: www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news with this information and with WPBA and ePortfolio forms for trainees to use during the downtime. These are provided as Word files that can be typed into and saved. Trainees should keep a copy and send one to their assessor. When the system goes live the trainees can then ask their assessor to copy and paste the WPBA into the new ePortfolio. Whilst we are putting these provisions in place we strongly recommend that trainees complete as many WPBAs as possible before they lose access to ASSET. Our recommendation is that trainees do 2 WPBA a month so ideally trainees should try and fit these 2 assessments in before the 13th or 18th depending what phase they are in.
As a reminder all ASSET and ePortfolio data for trainees and supervisors/assessors will be transferred to the new system. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to let me know
Pippa AshtonProject Manager - RCPCH ePortfolio integration project
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH
Tel. 020 7092 6040 Web: http://www.rcpch.ac.uk Follow us on Twitter @rcpchtrainees
Keep up to date on the ePortfolio project by visiting www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news.