Recognition of trainers

Doctors who are recognised trainers who are due to have their recognition expire before 16 March 2021 will have their recognition extended by 12 months.

We're doing this to give postgraduate education organisers, medical schools and recognised trainers more time to update and maintain their list of approved and recognised trainers. This includes doctors who have been recognised as a:

  • named postgraduate clinical supervisor
  • named postgraduate educational supervisor
  • lead coordinator of undergraduate training at each placement location; or
  • doctor responsible for overseeing students’ educational progress at each medical school.

We hope this will help the health service to prioritise clinical care for patients.

Local education providers

We approve environments and locations that trainees are trained in and make sure that they meet our standards.

This guide brings together useful information applicable to local education providers. It outlines our role and explains how we quality assure locations and approve trainers, so we can be sure our standards are being met and maintained.


Read this guide
To find out more information about the different ways we quality assure training locations.
Next steps
Take a look at the good practice case studies we have published.