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Horus is the ePortfolio for foundation doctors in England. It has been developed and is maintained by NHS Health Education England. To find out more, please select the relevant option from the menu items.

  • 2018-19

  • June 2019
    • June 2019

      24 June 2019

      - Import of 2019-21 F1F2 cohort (including 2019-20 F2 standalone appointments) complete!

      1. Basic personal and rotation details for most foundation doctors recruited through Oriel
      2. Programme details for current F1s in HEE who have accepted an F2 standalone programme in HEE

      Foundation school/trust admin teams now need to
      • Check the imported data
      • Delete any non-starters (guidance)
      • Assign supervisors (guidance)
      • Add military appointments (guidance)
      • Add LTFT/out of synch/extender/repeater information (guidance)

      - New/updated features released:

      • Ability to copy an educational supervisor assigned to one placement to all the other placements in that rotation

      • Updates to the rotation creation process to make this clearer

      - ARCP and certificates

      • HEE foundation school teams have been sent guidance on how to release F1CCs/FPCCs

      • Trust staff should contact their local foundation school team if they have questions about this

      • Horus guidance
      How do F1CCs/FPCCs get created?
      How do I view and download an F1CC/FPCC?

       

      19 June 2019

      - The speed and performance of Horus has been excellent for most users during the ARCP period.

      - HEE foundation school teams have been sent guidance on how to edit/delete ARCP outcome forms and how to release F1CCs/FPCCs.
      Postgraduate centre staff should contact their local HEE foundation school team if they have any queries about this.

      - We are planning a number of 'releases' of new functionality and information next week and during July, including

      • Import of 2019-21 F1F2 cohort

      • Rotation updates for current F1s who have accepted F2 standalone appointments

      • Ability to copy an educational supervisor assigned to one placement to all the other placements in that rotation

      • Updates to the rotation creation process to make this clearer

      • New forms and processes for the 2019-20 training year

       

      5 June 2019

      - We will not release any new functionality until the end of this month (so that there are no changes while ARCPs are being run).

      - We are constantly monitoring the speed and performance of Horus - everything is running well. 

  • May 2019
    • May 2019

      13 May 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! 

      • Improvements to the ARCP list page for ARCP panel members/chairs: ordered with earliest panel taking place first and basic filtering (last two weeks, next 7 days, next 3 weeks, everything).

       

      May 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! 

      • Signature request email failures are now highlighted with a red triangle on the foundation/NTG doctor Home page, on the "Awaiting" tab.
      FDs/NTGs can use this information to decide whether they need to find a new email address, a new assessor/trainer or to just re-send the signature request.

      • Curriculum now has "Show", "Hide", "Show all" and "Hide all" options for FPCs (so you can focus on one or some FPCs at a time without needing to scroll through all the ones before them).

      - 2019-21 F1-F2 import

      • We have now received the Oriel report from the UKFPO for 2019-21 F1-F2 account creation and rotation import into Horus. This includes all foundation doctors allocated through Oriel - F1s and F2 standalone appointments.

      • The process will be the same as last year - details will be circulated to HEE foundation schools shortly. [UPDATE: Circulated 22 May 2019) 

      • We need at least 2 weeks to process this information and we aim to import it into Horus in early June 2019. 

      • The data will then be available for administrators to check and amend if required and then to assign supervisors.

       

      3 May 2019

      - The Horus website was unavailable between 19:45 and 20:55 last night. This was due to an Azure connectivity issue (Azure is HEE's cloud service provider). Further information available on the Azure website. No data was compromised during this outage and service was fully restored by Azure last night.

       

      1 May 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! 

      • ES's "curriculum progress rating" can now be updated by FPDs and ARCP chairs.

       

  • April 2019
    • April 2019

      30 April 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! 

      • ARCP panel members can now be copied from another ARCP outcome form when creating a new outcome form.

       

       26 April 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! 

      • Summary of "concerns" raised about an FD visible to supervisors, ARCP panels and administrators in the ARCP Summary of Evidence (SoE) report

      • Faster way to create "editable" SoEs on the ARCP overview (administrators only)

      - Further smaller releases on the way in preparation for ARCP 

      - Processes in place for 2019-21 F1-F2 account creation and rotation import --> same process as last year. Further details will be published nearer the time (May 2019).

       

      16 April 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! 

      • TAB 'form count' report for administrators

      • Form R shown on ARCP Summary of Evidence (SoE) report - at the end of the report

      • ARCP outcome form (OF) now populates 'number of days out of training' reported by the foundation doctor (FD) in the Form R even if Form R is completed after the ARCP OF is drafted (will not over-write an existing ARCP administrator's/panel's entry though)

      • FD will receive an auto-email when their ARCP OF is ready to sign (that is, once the ARCP panel chair has signed it)

      - REMINDER: FDs can evidence completion of the GMC NTS by creating a ‘Quality Improvement’ form and entering into the "Achievement" field: "GMC NTS - Completion Code xxxxxxxxxxxx".

      - REMINDER: NTG doctors, trust administrators and foundation school teams should continue checking that NTG doctors have been marked correctly in Horus.

      If you are an NTG doctor (that is, NOT on a recognised foundation training programme), you should see "[NTG]" next to your name on all your 'Portfolio' menu pages:

      --> If you do not see this label, please contact your local Horus administrator to get this corrected.
      --> Administrators, if you need assistance with this, please contact the Horus Helpdesk.

       

  • March 2019
    • March 2019

      21 March 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! 

      • F2 doctors who completed and uploaded ALS in F1 will see this showing in their F2 ARCP summary of evidence report - the certificate no longer needs to be uploaded again.

      • Forms mapped to the curriculum have an icon next to them in portfolio 'Contents', for an easier overview of which items have been mapped.

      - REMINDER: CS and ES end of placement reports for placement 2 are now due. Don't leave these till the last minute!

      - REMINDER: NTG doctors, trust administrators and foundation school teams should continue checking that NTG doctors have been marked correctly in Horus.

      If you are an NTG doctor (that is, NOT on a recognised foundation training programme), you should see "[NTG]" next to your name on all your 'Portfolio' menu pages:

      --> If you do not see this label, please contact your local Horus administrator to get this corrected.
      --> Administrators, if you need assistance with this, please contact the Horus Helpdesk.

       

      7 March 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! 

      • Home page now shows foundation/NTG doctors forms they've sent to trainers that are still waiting for a signature.

      • Home page lists of forms requiring action re-organised for all users into 'tabs' with form counts (3 tabs for FDs/NTGs; 2 tabs for trainers/administrators).

      • Curriculum overview now shows a count for each foundation professional capability (FPC) of number of mapped items.

      • TAB self and rater forms have colour coded 'no concern' (green), 'some concern' (amber), 'major concern' (red).

      - The deadline has passed for CS and ES end of placement reports for placement 1 to be created and signed (4 March 2019). See what to do if you have missed the deadline.

      - Foundation doctor or non-training grade (NTG) doctor checks:

      • Horus accounts for NTG doctors are created by NHS trust administrators and it is well understood that NTGs are not on the Foundation Programme. It is important that these accounts are labelled as “NTG”. Sometimes, mistakes or misunderstandings occur. Trust and HEE local office administrators should perform regular checks to ensure that only doctors on the Foundation Programme are labelled as ‘F1’/’F2’. NTGs labelled incorrectly as foundation doctors will appear on the ARCP list in Horus – this must be avoided, as NTG doctors are not eligible to receive Foundation Programme ARCP documents.

      • Administrators in NHS trusts are responsible for ensuring that all NTGs are labelled correctly.

      • ACTION: Please check everyone has been labelled correctly during March 2019, in preparation for ARCP in June.

       

      4 March 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! PSG individual feedback forms can now be collected into an anonymised PSG summary, which can be released to foundation/NTG doctors (similar idea to the TAB summary).

      - IMPORTANT NOTE: Forms can be created, edited (where appropriate) and signed up to 3 months after the end of the placement they're attached to. This means that, for example, CS and ES end of placement reports for placement 1 (1 August - 4 December 2018) can only be created and signed until today, 4 March 2019. See what to do if this deadline has been missed.

  • February 2019
    • February 2019

      25 February 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! CS and ES end of placement reports are now summarised in a 'mini-report' on the Portfolio Overview page (under the SLE mini-report)

      - ONE WEEK REMAINING! Forms can be created, edited (where appropriate) and signed up to 3 months after the end of the placement they're attached to. This means that, for example, CS and ES end of placement reports for placement 1 (1 August - 4 December 2018) can only be created and signed until 4 March 2019.

       

      18 February 2019

      - The previous version of Horus ("NW Horus"), used until July 2017, has now been archived. The archived version ("North West Horus archive") can be found here. All users of this system need to reset their password before they can log in.

      - We will be releasing a number of smaller enhancements in the next week or two. We are also aiming to release the "PSG summary" shortly.

       

  • January 2019
    • January 2019

      31 January 2019

      - We have been working hard developing lots of small and large enhancements to the system. Many of these will be released next month.

      - We have just met with the UK foundation e-portfolio user group ("e-TAG") and the curriculum delivery group (CDG). We will be planning how to deliver all of the agreed changes over the next few weeks.

       

      10 January 2019

      - Horus ePortfolio January 2019 Update published

       

      7 January 2019

      - NEW RELEASE! The labelling and management of concerns raised in assessments about foundation doctors. 

      - Between August 2018 and January 2019 we have now made the following big new features available:

      • e-LfH - import of all courses completed (not just "Foundation (FND)")
      • Download portfolio
      • PSG feedback collection overhaul
      • Concerns labelling and management

      And the following smaller features:

      • Auto-pop up when a CS who is also an ES completes either a CS end of placement report or an ES end of placement report reminding them to complete the other one as well (if they haven’t already)
      • Auto-email to a user when their location/access type permissions are changed
      • List of all your current location/access type permissions on “My account details” page

      Our next priority is the PSG feedback summary, following which we will focus on clearing our backlog of smaller high priority jobs.

  • December 2018
    • December 2018

      17 December 2018

      - The Support Site was back online on Sunday, as planned.

       

      14 December 2018

      - NEW RELEASE! The (phase one) upgrade to the placement supervision group (PSG) feedback gathering process is now live! Our user guides have been updated.
      * Phase one = CS, ES, FPD, any administrator can request/view feedback; the whole process is managed through the FD’s portfolio; feedback is requested against a placement; no more ‘rounds’ concept – just placement groupings
      * Phase two = Summary report; ability to release to FD

      - HEE's National Education and Training Survey (NETS) launched on 12 November 2018. Foundation doctors should have already received a link to the survey by email. If you have not received a link then the survey can be accessed here. The survey closes TODAY on 14 December. If you have any queries about the survey, please contact NETS@hee.nhs.uk.

      - The Support Site will be offline for a few hours today from 12:00 for essential maintenance - probably for a few hours, possibly until 12:00 on Sunday 16 December, depending on how the work progresses.

       

      10 December 2018

      - HEE's National Education and Training Survey (NETS) launched on 12 November 2018. Foundation doctors should have already received a link to the survey by email. If you have not received a link then the survey can be accessed here. The survey closes on 14 December. If you have any queries about the survey, please contact NETS@hee.nhs.uk.

      - Upcoming releases: We're working hard on finalising the upgrade to the placement supervision group (PSG) feedback gathering process and the management of concerns.

      - The Support Site will be offline for a few hours on the afternoon of Friday 14 December for essential maintenance - or possibly until 12:00 on Sunday 16 December, depending on how the work progresses.

       

  • November 2018
    • November 2018

      26 November 2018

      - 145 portfolio downloads completed already!

      - HEE's National Education and Training Survey (NETS) launched on 12 November 2018. Foundation doctors should have already received a link to the survey by email. If you have not received a link then the survey can be accessed here. The survey closes on 14 December. If you have any queries about the survey, please contact NETS@hee.nhs.uk.

      - NEW RELEASE! HEE FP E-portfolio Archive: The transfer of 2017-18 data from NES ePortfolio has been completed! Next time relevant users log in, they will see data collected during 2017-18 as well as before August 2017.

       

      23 November 2018

      - NEW RELEASE! The "Download portfolio" functionality for foundation doctors is now live!

      • Foundation doctors will see this new entry in their "Portfolio" menu.

      • The process is self-explanatory (please read the notes on the "Start download" page though), but we will publish some guidance shortly.

      • During quiet times of the day a download will take under 5 minutes. Please allow longer during peak hours.

      • Although we have made every effort to test this, foundation doctors should check the contents of their download and contact our Helpdesk if anything doesn't look right.

      - End of placement reports reminder: Forms can be created, edited (where appropriate) and signed up to 3 months after the end of the placement they're attached to.

      • This means that, for example, CS and ES end of placement reports for placement 1 (1 August - 4 December 2018) can only be created and signed until 4 March 2019.

      • Foundation doctors and their clinical/educational supervisors should meet to complete these forms ideally by mid-December.

      • Clinical supervisors should also be gathering PSG feedback, to help inform their end of placement report.

      HEE FP E-portfolio Archive update on 2017-18 data transfer from NES ePortfolio: we have been working hard to make these data available. We are now nearing the end of this process and should be able to make the data accessible to relevant users very soon.

  • October 2018
    • October 2018

      29 October 2018

      - 10:00 Horus ePortfolio back up and running. There was an issue with the Azure cloud service provider. We will be investigating in detail what happened with the Azure team. Apologies for the inconvenience this has caused users.

      - 08:30 Horus ePortfolio still not accessible: Apologies to all users - the e-portfolio has not been accessible since Saturday. We are investigating the issue.

       

      28 October 2018

      - Horus ePortfolio not accessible: Apologies to all weekend users - the e-portfolio is currently not working. We are investigating the issue. It may not be available for the rest of the day.

       

      26 October 2018

      - Timeline of Horus-related activities for trust and HEE staff published

       

      24 October 2018

      - PSG: Clinical supervisors (CSs) may want to start requesting feedback from members of the placement supervision group (PSG) who work with their supervised foundation doctors (FDs). This will help inform the CS end of placement report.  

      • We are making good progress on functionality to allow educational supervisors, foundation programme directors and administrators to also be able to request and view PSG feedback. This enhanced functionality should be available by the end of November 2018.

      • Meanwhile, CSs should continue to request feedback in the usual way.

      • This year already, 191 PSG individual feedback forms have been completed for 89 FDs in England.

      The PSG feedback summary report will be available later on during the training year.

      - Portfolio download: We are making good progress on functionality to allow FDs to download their whole portfolio as a pdf bundle. This functionality should be available by the end of November 2018. Meanwhile, individual documents can easily be printed or ‘printed to pdf’.  

      - Concerns: We are also working on highlighting any forms containing concerns, highlighting in list pages FDs who have had concerns submitted about them and creating the "concerns management" page.

       

      10 October 2018

      - HEE FP E-portfolio Archive – Update on 2017-18 migration

      • Work continues on migrating 2017-18 HEE-related NES ePortfolio data into the HEE FP E-portfolio Archive. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this dataset not currently being available to view.

      • In case of any urgent requirement for documents, please contact websupport@hee.nhs.uk for a discussion.

      • Note that information collected before August 2017 remains available to all relevant users.

      - TAB - Reminders

      • Many foundation doctors (FDs) will be starting their Team Assessment of Behaviour (TAB) feedback collection this month. We have lots of information on this website about how to manage TAB in Horus.

      • Notes:
      - If a FD has a previous rotation (for example, 2017-18 F1), they should make sure they select their current rotation when starting TAB.
      - Only one ‘active’ TAB is possible at any one time. If a FD sees this message: “A new TAB cannot be started until the latest TAB has had a "TAB Summary" form completed.” they should ask their educational supervisor/local administrator to check their previous rotation and complete the TAB summary form there. 

  • August-September 2018
    • August-September 2018

      Important information on this page about:

      • HEE FP E-portfolio Archive

      • e-LfH course completion import

      • Portfolio download functionality

      • Highlighting “concerns” functionality

      • Reminder about correctly recording NTG rotations

       

      21 September 2018

      e-LfH import update:

      • The full import is now working! Foundation doctors (and their supervisors and administrators) can now see all e-learning courses they have completed in e-LfH, regardless of which e-LfH "programme(s)" they're attached to.

       

      19 September 2018

      e-LfH import update:

      • We have been working on importing the results of all modules completed by foundation doctors in e-LfH (not just those linked to the "Foundation (FND)" e-LfH programme) over the past few weeks. To finalise the development work, we stopped the import completely on Monday 17 September. This means that no new module completions have been imported into Horus since Monday. We will be starting the import again either on Friday or early next week.

      • There is no error in the system - this is part of our process of testing the new, much larger dataset that we are now receiving from e-LfH. Apologies for any inconvenience experienced during this short pause in the e-LfH import.

      • An update will be posted here on Friday.

       

      10 September 2018

      - System updates:

      • Users are now emailed whenever their organisation permissions are changed (additions / removals are summarised in the email).

      • On the "My account details" page, we now list each user's organisation permissions (including the full history of expired ones).
      [Does not apply to foundation doctors, whose permissions stem from their placements.]

       

      6 September 2018

      HEE FP E-portfolio Archive: As previously advertised (see 26 June entry), 2017-18 e-portfolio data is currently being migrated from the NES ePortfolio and is not available for users to view. We had planned to complete this work by mid-September but have experienced a couple of delays. We will try to have this information available by early October.

      • Information collected before August 2017 remains available to all relevant users.

      - Developments during August

      • We’ve been busy checking and optimising our systems and making small but important tweaks.

      e-LfH: we had planned to start importing foundation doctors’ completion of courses belonging to any e-LfH programme. We have come across an unexpected challenge with this and will therefore only be able to implement this later on during September. Import of “Foundation (FND)” courses continues unaffected.

      - Our top priorities for the next two months are

      • allowing foundation doctors to download their portfolio from Horus (we will release this in phases - more information will be published as it is available.

      • showing a warning icon against any form submitted for a foundation doctor with either "some concern" or "major concern" selected and allowing supervisors and administrators to 'manage' these icons.

      • allowing educational supervisors and programme directors/administrators to view individual PSG feedback, the creation of an anonymised PSG feedback summary report and the ability to release this to the foundation doctor.

      • making clearer which forms joint educational and clinical supervisors should be completing at the end of the placement (note: it’s both the clinical supervisor’s end of placement report and the educational supervisor’s end of placement report).

      - For more information, see the Horus developments roadmap.

      - REMINDER - ACTION REQUIRED: Foundation school and trust administrators should check that all 2018-19 non-foundation doctors have been assigned “NTG” rotations.

      • For more information see the July Updates page (12 July 2018 entry)

  • 2017-18

  • 2017-18 (Development and process updates)
  • Newsletters

  • Newsletters
    • Newsletters and statements that have been published from March 2016 to the present are available to view in the list below. Each link will open in a new page.

      - View: January 2019 Horus update

      View: July 2018 project update 

      - View: May 2018 project update 

      View: March 2018 project update 

      View: February 2018 project update 

      - View: January 2018 project update and important guidance for current users

      View: December 2017 project update and important guidance for current users

      View: November 2017 project summary

      View: October 2017 update for trust and HEE staff

      View: September 2017 project summary

      View: August 2017 Horus ePortfolio update - FAQs

      - View: August 2017 project summary

      - View: July 2017 project summary

      View: April 2017 update for foundation doctors in England

      View: HEE Foundation Programme NES ePortfolio data archiving information and guidance

      View: March 2017 update for trust and HEE staff

      View: January 2017 update for trust and HEE staff

      View: January 2017 update for trust staff on training arrangements

      View: January 2017 presentation at the National Foundation Doctor Presentation Day

      View: July 2016 update for UK medical schools

      View: July 2016 Horus ePortfolio statement for 2015-16 F2s - about to complete foundation

      View: March 2016 Horus ePortfolio statement for 2016-17 F1s

  • How many forms have been completed in Horus as of 10 August 2017?
    •  

      Form name

      Number created

      PersonalDevelopmentPlan

      2363

      CombinedInductionAndInitialMeeting

      987

      InductionMeetingWithClinicalSupervisor

      759

      Reflection

      720

      InitialMeetingWithEducationalSupervisor

      615

      CourseSeminarOtherLearningAttended

      394

      ProcedureNonCore

      64

      Exam

      34

      TeachingOthers

      27

      InterestingCase

      26

      Publication

      23

      ExtraCurricularAchievements

      14

      AdditionalActionPlan

      8

      Research

      5

      InitialMeetingWithAcademicSupervisor

      5

      Taster

      3

       

      Back to August 2017 updates.

  • How many forms have been completed in Horus as of 18 August 2017?
    •  

      Form name Number created
      PersonalDevelopmentPlan 5029
      CombinedInductionAndInitialMeeting 2269
      InductionMeetingWithClinicalSupervisor 1766
      Reflection 1685
      InitialMeetingWithEducationalSupervisor 1533
      CourseSeminarOtherLearningAttended 787
      ProcedureNonCore 166
      TeachingOthers 81
      InterestingCase 74
      Exam 62
      Publication 43
      ExtraCurricularAchievements 30
      AdditionalActionPlan 24
      Taster 14
      InitialMeetingWithAcademicSupervisor 11
      Research 11
      MidPlacementReview 6
      ClinicalSupervisorsEndOfPlacementReport 1

       

      SLE/CP form name Number created
      CoreProcedure 57
      MiniClinicalEvaluationExercise 51
      CaseBasedDiscussion 38
      DirectObservationOfProceduralSkills 33
      DevelopingTheClinicalTeacher 2

       

      Back to August 2017 updates.

  • How many forms have been completed in Horus as of 25 August 2017?
    • Form name Number created
      PersonalDevelopmentPlan 7409
      CombinedInductionAndInitialMeeting 3295
      Reflection 2794
      InductionMeetingWithClinicalSupervisor 2697
      InitialMeetingWithEducationalSupervisor 2486
      CoreProcedure 2326
      CourseSeminarOtherLearningAttended 1308
      MiniClinicalEvaluationExercise 1045
      CaseBasedDiscussion 930
      DirectObservationOfProceduralSkills 918
      ProcedureNonCore 275
      TeachingOthers 124
      InterestingCase 122
      Exam 100
      DevelopingTheClinicalTeacher 94
      Publication 55
      ExtraCurricularAchievements 54
      AdditionalActionPlan 36
      Taster 24
      Research 17
      InitialMeetingWithAcademicSupervisor 16
      MidPlacementReview 7
  • Developments roadmap archive

  • March-July 2019
    • Features we have focused on making available between December 2018 and February 2019

      • All users:
        • Placement supervision group (PSG) 'upgrade' (ES, FPD and admin can now request feedback as well as the CS; feedback can be released to the FD/NTG in a summary)
        • Labelling and management of 'concerns' raised in assessments
        • Archived version of north west (previous) version of Horus
        • CS and ES end of placement report - mini-report of completion on Portfolio Overview
        • Count of how many items have been mapped to each FPC
        • Marker to show in Overview whether a portfolio item has been mapped to the curriculum
      • Foundation doctors
        • Improvements in the reliability and speed of uploading documents
        • Home page shows list of forms awaiting others' signature (that is, SLEs and Core Procedures)


      Features we are working on making available between March and July 2019 (in the order we're expecting to release them) and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Addition of Form R to the "Summary of evidence" report April 2019 Released 16 April 2019
      • Improvements to the "ARCP panels" list page for ARCP panels members April 2019 Released 13 May 2019
      • Faster creation of editable version of "Summary of evidence" report/form for administrators April 2019 Released 26 April 2019
      • Notifications of undelivered emails to FDs (that is, for SLEs, Core Procedures and TAB) April/May 2019 Released 9 May 2019
      • Faster creation of ARCP panels in the ARCP outcome form for administrators April/May 2019 Released 30 April 2019
      • Curriculum enhancements (easier to view, expand/collapse, clarifying purpose) May 2019 Released 9 May 2019
      • Ability to copy educational supervisor from one placement to all other placements June 2019 Released 24 June 2019
      • New/updated forms and other core content changes for 2019-20 training year 1 August 2019 Some released 1 August 2019

       

      Features for administrators that we will be working on making available during 2019 and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Reports 
        • TAB April 2019 Released 15 April 2019
          • The TAB overview is already available - this gives most of the required information, but doesn't allow sorting by TAB status (not started / started / expired, released / not released, satisfactory / incomplete / invalid / unsatisfactory, concerns / no concerns) or by numbers of assessors requested/responded.
        • Csv download of on-screen reports TBC 
          • Meanwhile, on-screen reports can easily be copied and pasted into Excel
      • Notices During 2019-20
        • Administrators will be able to post notices for users in their location(s).
          • Notices can be targeted at specific groups (e.g. F1/F2, trainers, FPDs, administrators)
        • Until this feature is available, administrators can use the "Placements overview / download" page to download a list of all foundation doctors in their area with the email address they are registered on Horus with. This can be used as the basis for an email distribution list.
        • Horus-registered email addresses for all other types of users can be copied in batches of 50 from the "Users" admin list (this list can also be filtered by location and type of user)

       

      We will be implementing the remaining required features via a number of releases and will be keeping the Horus Updates section and HEE local foundation teams updated with our developments.

  • December 2018-February 2019
    • Features we have focused on making available between August and November 2018

      • All users:
        • Timeline of Horus-related activities for trust and HEE staff
        • A number of small but significant usability improvements
      •  Administrators/trainers:
        • System email summarising any changes to organisation permissions
        • List of current organisation permissions on "My account details" page
      • Foundation doctors
        • e-LfH - import of all courses completed (not just "Foundation (FND)")
        • Download portfolio

       

      Features for foundation doctors and supervisors (administrators will be able to view some of these too) we are working on making available between December 2018 and February 2019 (in the order we're expecting to release them) and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • PSG feedback collection available to educational supervisors and programme directors/administrators Released 14 December 2018
        • These users will also be able to view individual feedback forms, whether requested by themselves or another user
      • "ConcernsDecember 2018 Released 7 January 2019
        • Assessors can raise concerns (some or major) about a foundation doctor in the 7 assessment forms on Horus. Foundation doctors, supervisors and administrators need to review each form to see if any concerns have been raised (except TAB, where concerns are already highlighted on the admin overview page for TAB).
        • By the end of 2018 we will add further features to allow administrators and supervisors to easily spot any forms where concerns have been raised and thereby be able to support the relevant foundation doctor in a more timely manner.
        • Forms where concerns can be raised are: Core Procedures; Self-TAB; TAB feedback form; PSG feedback form; CS end of placement report; ES end of placement report; ES end of year report
      • PSG summary report January 2019 Released 4 March 2019
        • Supervisors/administrators will be able to create a summary report of PSG feedback they have received
        • It will be possible to release this to the relevant foundation doctor
      • FD home page to show list of forms awaiting others' signature January 2019 Released 7 March 2019
      • Updates to portfolio download January 2019
      • Curriculum enhancements (easier to view, expand/collapse, add comments, count mappings) February 2019 Some enhancements released during March 2019

       

      Features for administrators that we will be working on making available during 2019 and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Reports 
        • TAB April 2019
          • The TAB overview is already available - this gives most of the required information, but doesn't allow sorting by TAB status (not started / started / expired, released / not released, satisfactory / incomplete / invalid / unsatisfactory, concerns / no concerns) or by numbers of assessors requested/responded.
        • Csv download of on-screen reports TBC 
          • Meanwhile, on-screen reports can easily be copied and pasted into Excel
      • Notices During 2019-20
        • Administrators will be able to post notices for users in their location(s).
          • Notices can be targeted at specific groups (e.g. F1/F2, trainers, FPDs, administrators)
        • Until this feature is available, administrators can use the "Placements overview / download" page to download a list of all foundation doctors in their area with the email address they are registered on Horus with. This can be used as the basis for an email distribution list.
        • Horus-registered email addresses for all other types of users can be copied in batches of 50 from the "Users" admin list (this list can also be filtered by location and type of user)

       

      We will be implementing the remaining required features via a number of releases and will be keeping the Horus Updates section and HEE local foundation teams updated with our developments.

  • August-November 2018
    • Features we have focused on making available between July and July 2018

      • All users:
        • Updated forms for the 2018-19 training year
      •  Administrators:
        • ARCP outcomes download
      • Foundation doctors
        • Improved method of uploading external documents
        • Prompt to upload PSA certificate (2018-19 new F1s only)

       

      Features for foundation doctors and supervisors (administrators will be able to view these too) we are working on making available between August and November 2018 (in the order we're expecting to release them) and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • e-Learning for Health (e-LfH) - import of all courses completed August 2018 Released 21 September 2018
        • During 2017-18, Horus imported "Foundation (FND)" programme completion data for linked accounts 
        • From 2018-19 onwards, Horus will import all programme completion data for linked accounts
          • This will be available in early August, once the new training year has started
          • Once available, all courses, in any e-LfH programme, completed from 1 July 2018 will be shown
        • Foundation doctors can already link their e-LfH and Horus accounts and see courses completed from 1 July 2018 in the "Foundation (FND)" programme
      • Download portfolio October/November 2018 Released 23 November 2018
        • Allow foundation doctors to download their e-portfolio into a pdf portfolio
        • Allow Horus users to download individual forms to pdf
        • It is currently possible to "print to pdf" individual forms from most browsers
      • "Concerns" October/November 2018
        • Assessors can raise concerns (some or major) about a foundation doctor in the 7 assessment forms on Horus. Foundation doctors, supervisors and administrators need to review each form to see if any concerns have been raised (except TAB, where concerns are already highlighted on the admin overview page for TAB).
        • By the end of 2018 we will add further features to allow administrators and supervisors to easily spot any forms where concerns have been raised and thereby be able to support the relevant foundation doctor in a more timely manner.
        • Forms where concerns can be raised are: Core Procedures; Self-TAB; TAB feedback form; PSG feedback form; CS end of placement report; ES end of placement report; ES end of year report
      • PSG feedback collection available to educational supervisors and programme directors/administrators October/November 2018
        • These users will also be able to view individual feedback forms, whether requested by themselves or another user
      • PSG summary report TBC
        • Supervisors/administrators will be able to create a summary report of PSG feedback they have received
        • It will be possible to release this to the relevant foundation doctor

       

      Features for administrators that we will be working on making available during 2018 and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Reports 
        • TAB TBC
          • The TAB overview is already available - this gives most of the required information, but doesn't allow sorting by TAB status (not started / started / expired, released / not released, satisfactory / incomplete / invalid / unsatisfactory, concerns / no concerns) or by numbers of assessors requested/responded.
        • Csv download of on-screen reports TBC 
          • Meanwhile, on-screen reports can easily be copied and pasted into Excel
      • Notices TBC
        • Administrators will be able to post notices for users in their location(s).
          • Notices can be targeted at specific groups (e.g. F1/F2, trainers, FPDs, administrators)
        • Until this feature is available, administrators can use the "Placements overview / download" page to download a list of all foundation doctors in their area with the email address they are registered on Horus with. This can be used as the basis for an email distribution list.
        • Horus-registered email addresses for all other types of users can be copied in batches of 50 from the "Users" admin list (this list can also be filtered by location and type of user)

       

      We will be implementing the remaining required features via a number of releases and will be keeping the Horus Updates section and HEE local foundation teams updated with our developments.

  • June-July 2018
    • Features we have focussed on making available between March and May 2018

      • All users:
        • Enhancements to the ARCP summary of evidence report
        • NTG doctors can now use Horus as both a learner and a trainer to foundation doctors
      •  Administrators:
        • Reports (mandatory certificates overview; core procedures; Form R)
        • More/easier ways to filter NTG doctors
      • Foundation doctors
        • Mandatory certificates
        • Size limit for pdf uploads increased 4MB
        • e-LfH account linking and information transfer into Horus
      • Supervisors:
        • ES curriculum rating form
      • ARCP panel members
        • Facility to review relevant portfolios

       

      Features for foundation doctors and supervisors (administrators will be able to view these too) we are working on making available between June and July 2018 (in the order we're expecting to release them) and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • ARCP outcomes download Released 19 June 2018
      • Updated forms for the 2018-19 training year Released 25 July 2018
      • Improved method of uploading external documents Released 25 July 2018
      • "Concerns" TBC
        • Assessors can raise concerns (some or major) about a foundation doctor in the 7 assessment forms on Horus. Foundation doctors, supervisors and administrators need to review each form to see if any concerns have been raised (except TAB, where concerns are already highlighted on the admin overview page for TAB).
        • In 2018 we will add further features to allow administrators and supervisors to easily spot any forms where concerns have been raised and thereby be able to support the relevant foundation doctor in a more timely manner.
        • Forms where concerns can be raised are: Core Procedures; Self-TAB; TAB feedback form; PSG feedback form; CS end of placement report; ES end of placement report; ES end of year report
      • Download portfolio (and pdf generation in general) TBC
        • Allow foundation doctors to download their e-portfolio into a pdf portfolio
        • Allow Horus users to download individual forms to pdf
        • It is currently possible to "print to pdf" individual forms from most browsers
      • PSG summary report TBC - possibly August 2018 (maybe later during 2018)
        • Supervisors will be able to create a summary report of PSG feedback they have received
        • It will be possible to release this to the relevant foundation doctor
      • Linking forms to other forms TBC
        • Foundation doctors will be able to link any form to any other forms within the same rotation (for example, a reflection to an SLE)
      • Comments TBC
        • Foundation doctors and supervisors will be able to attach comments to portfolio items (forms) and curriculum items (FPCs)
      • "Known as" field in all user accounts TBC
        • Users will be able to enter another name if they're known as something different to their GMC-registered name
        • This will be displayed in user lists and portfolio items

       

      Features for administrators that we will be working on making available during 2018 and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Reports 
        • TAB Late 2018
          • The TAB overview is already available - this gives most of the required information, but doesn't allow sorting by TAB status (not started / started / expired, released / not released, satisfactory / incomplete / invalid / unsatisfactory, concerns / no concerns) or by numbers of assessors requested/responded.
        • Csv download of on-screen reports Late 2018 
          • Meanwhile, on-screen reports can easily be copied and pasted into Excel
      • Notices Late 2018
        • Administrators will be able to post notices for users in their location(s).
          • Notices can be targeted at specific groups (e.g. F1/F2, trainers, FPDs, administrators)
        • Until this feature is available, administrators can use the "Placements overview / download" page to download a list of all foundation doctors in their area with the email address they are registered on Horus with. This can be used as the basis for an email distribution list.
        • Horus-registered email addresses for all other types of users can be copied in batches of 50 from the "Users" admin list (this list can also be filtered by location and type of user)

       

      We will be implementing the remaining required features via a number of releases and will be keeping the Horus Updates section and HEE local foundation teams updated with our developments.

  • March-May 2018
    • Features we have focussed on making available between December 2017 and February 2018

      • All users:
        • ARCP
          • Summary of evidence report
          • Form R
          • ARCP outcome form
          • F1CC / FPCC
          • ARCP overview/management page
        • Allow non-trainee grade (NTG) doctors to also be "trainers" in Horus
      •  Administrators:
        • Reports (FD reflections; personal development plans)
        • NTG filters in reports / overviews
      • Foundation doctors
      • Supervisors:

       

      Features for foundation doctors and supervisors (administrators will be able to view these too) we are working on making available between March and August 2018 (in the order we're expecting to release them) and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Mandatory certificates March 2018 Released 16 March 2018
        • This section is to be used to upload evidence of passing the PSA, ILS and ALS.
        • PSA passes have already been shared with foundation schools/employers through different means (and further results from the most recent sitting will be handled in this same way), so no one should be held up by this feature not yet being available.
        • Many foundation doctors don’t complete ILS/ALS until later on in the training year (some medical students complete ILS and some F1s complete ALS, but evidencing this is not required for the foundation programme until later on in the training year).
      • E-LfH direct link to Horus  March 2018 Released 3 April 2018
        • All foundation doctors should have access to e-LfH and be completing courses as required; this is independent of Horus.
        • Linking e-LfH and Horus accounts will allow foundation doctors to use e-LfH courses they’ve completed as part of their evidence base to show achievement of their FPCs.
        • Once this feature is available in Horus, all e-LfH courses already completed by foundation doctors (from late July 2017 onward) will be available through their Horus portfolio.
      • Curriculum: educational supervisor's assessment April 2018 Released 19 April 2018
        • Educational supervisors are required to rate each of the 4 sections of the curriculum as either satisfactory, partially met or not yet met requirements in advance of ARCP.
        • This feature is not required until mid-2018.
      • "Concerns" Autumn 2018
        • Assessors can raise concerns (some or major) about a foundation doctor in the 7 assessment forms on Horus. Foundation doctors, supervisors and administrators need to review each form to see if any concerns have been raised (except TAB, where concerns are already highlighted on the admin overview page for TAB).
        • In 2018 we will add further features to allow administrators and supervisors to easily spot any forms where concerns have been raised and thereby be able to support the relevant foundation doctor in a more timely manner.
        • Forms where concerns can be raised are: Core Procedures; Self-TAB; TAB feedback form; PSG feedback form; CS end of placement report; ES end of placement report; ES end of year report
      • Linking forms to other forms TBC
        • Foundation doctors will be able to link any form to any other forms within the same rotation (for example, a reflection to an SLE)
      • Comments TBC
        • Foundation doctors and supervisors will be able to attach comments to portfolio items (forms) and curriculum items (FPCs)
      • Download portfolio (and pdf generation in general) TBC
        • Allow foundation doctors to download their e-portfolio into a pdf portfolio
        • Allow Horus users to download individual forms to pdf
        • It is currently possible to "print to pdf" individual forms from most browsers
      • PSG summary report TBC - possibly August 2018 (maybe later during 2018)
        • Supervisors will be able to create a summary report of PSG feedback they have received
        • It will be possible to release this to the relevant foundation doctor
      • "Known as" field in all user accounts TBC
        • Users will be able to enter another name if they're known as something different to their GMC-registered name
        • This will be displayed in user lists and portfolio items

       

      Features for administrators that we will be working on making available during 2018 and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Form count reports 
        • Core procedures April 2018 Released 15 May 2018
        • Form R May 2018 Released 15 May 2018
        • TAB Late 2018 (Note that the TAB overview is already available - this gives most of the required information)
        • Csv download of on-screen reports Late 2018 
          • Meanwhile, on-screen reports can easily be copied and pasted into Excel
      • Notices Late 2018
        • Administrators will be able to post notices for users in their location(s).
          • Notices can be targeted at specific groups (e.g. F1/F2, trainers, FPDs, administrators)
        • Until this feature is available, administrators can use the "Placements overview / download" page to download a list of all foundation doctors in their area with the email address they are registered on Horus with. This can be used as the basis for an email distribution list.
        • Horus-registered email addresses for all other types of users can be copied in batches of 50 from the "Users" admin list (this list can also be filtered by location and type of user)

       

      We will be implementing the remaining required features via a number of releases and will be keeping the Horus Updates section and HEE local foundation teams updated with our developments.

  • December 2017-February 2018
    • Features we have focussed on making available during October and November 2017

       

      Features for foundation doctors and supervisors (administrators will be able to view these too) we are working on making available during December 2017 and early 2018 (in the order we're expecting to release them) and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • New forms January/February 2018 Released January/February 2018
      • My Activity January 2018 Released 31 January 2018
        • Page listing all forms where the logged in user is a signatory (does not apply to foundation doctors)
        • Trainers will be able to review forms they have signed for foundation doctors and download information for their own CPD
      • ARCP Released 16 February 2018
        • Any foundation doctors requiring an ARCP within the first four months of the 2017-18 training are able to have this completed for them using either the NES ePortfolio or the North West (2016-17) version of Horus (as appropriate).
        • Requirements for satisfactory completion of F1/F2 are available in the FP Reference Guide 2016 and on the Blank Forms page
          • Summary of evidence (SoE) report for ARCP Released 31 January 2018
        • ARCP outcome form (F1) Released 16 February 2018
        • ARCP outcome form (F2) Released 16 February 2018
        • Form R (F1) Released 16 February 2018
        • Form R (F2) Released 16 February 2018
        • ^Above links are to the blank version of each form
      • E-LfH direct link to Horus  March 2018 Released 3 April 2018
        • All foundation doctors should have access to e-LfH and be completing courses as required; this is independent of Horus.
        • Linking e-LfH and Horus accounts will allow foundation doctors to use e-LfH courses they’ve completed as part of their evidence base to show achievement of their FPCs.
        • Once this feature is available in Horus, all e-LfH courses already completed by foundation doctors (from late July 2017 onwards) will be available through their Horus portfolio.
      • Mandatory certificates Released 16 March 2018
        • This section is to be used to upload evidence of passing the PSA, ILS and ALS.
        • PSA passes have already been shared with foundation schools/employers through different means (and further results from the most recent sitting will be handled in this same way), so no one should be held up by this feature not yet being available.
        • Many foundation doctors don’t complete ILS/ALS until later on in the training year (some medical students complete ILS and some F1s complete ALS, but evidencing this is not required for the foundation programme until later on in the training year).
      • Curriculum: educational supervisor's assessment Released 19 April 2018
        • Educational supervisors are required to rate each of the 4 sections of the curriculum as either satisfactory, partially met or not yet met requirements in advance of ARCP.
        • This feature is not required until mid-2018.
        "Concerns" TBC
        • Assessors can raise concerns (some or major) about a foundation doctor in the 7 assessment forms on Horus. Foundation doctors, supervisors and administrators need to review each form to see if any concerns have been raised (except TAB, where concerns are already highlighted on the admin overview page for TAB).
        • In 2018 we will add further features to allow administrators and supervisors to easily spot any forms where concerns have been raised and thereby be able to support the relevant foundation doctor in a more timely manner.
        • Forms where concerns can be raised are: Core Procedures; Self-TAB; TAB feedback form; PSG feedback form; CS end of placement report; ES end of placement report; ES end of year report
      • Linking forms to other forms TBC
        • Foundation doctors will be able to link any form to any other forms within the same rotation (for example, a reflection to an SLE)
      • Comments TBC
        • Foundation doctors and supervisors will be able to attach comments to portfolio items (forms) and curriculum items (FPCs)
      • PSG summary report TBC - possibly August 2018
        • Supervisors will be able to create a summary report of PSG feedback they have received
        • It will be possible to release this to the relevant foundation doctor
      • "Known as" field in all user accounts TBC
        • Users will be able to enter another name if they're known as something different to their GMC-registered name
        • This will be displayed in user lists and portfolio items
      • Download portfolio (and pdf generation in general) TBC
        • Allow foundation doctors to download their e-portfolio into a pdf portfolio
        • Allow Horus users to download individual forms to pdf
        • It is currently possible to "print to pdf" individual forms from most browsers

       

      Features for administrators that we will be working on making available during 2018 and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Overview reports 
        • Reflection Released 14 December 2017
        • Personal development plan Released 14 December 2017
        • ARCP Overview Released 16 February 2018 
        • Core procedures April 2018 Released 15 May 2018 
        • TAB Late 2018 (Note that the TAB overview is already available - this gives most of the required information)
        • Csv download of on-screen reports Late 2018 
      • Notices Late 2018
        • Administrators will be able to post notices for users in their location(s).
          • Notices can be targeted at specific groups (e.g. F1/F2, trainers, FPDs, administrators)
        • Until this feature is available, administrators can use the "Placements overview / download" page to download a list of all foundation doctors in their area with the email address they are registered on Horus with. This can be used as the basis for an email distribution list.
        • Horus-registered email addresses for all other types of users can be copied in batches of 50 from the "Users" admin list (this list can also be filtered by location and type of user)
      • Allow non-trainee grade (NTG) doctors to also be "trainers" in Horus March 2018 Released 1 March 2018
        • Until March 2018, NTGs could use most of the same portfolio tools as foundation doctors, but they couldn't be listed as a "trainer", which meant they couldn't sign SLEs 
        • Until March 2018, a local decision needed to be made as to whether an NTG doctor should be a trainer or an NTG on Horus

       

      We will be implementing the remaining required features via a number of releases and will be keeping the Horus Updates section and HEE local foundation teams updated with our developments.

  • September-November 2017
    • Features we have focussed on making available during July, August and September 2017

      • All users:
        • Updating personal details
        • Viewing foundation doctor portfolios (Overview, Portfolio contents, PDP, Reflection) --> with relevant access rights
        • Portfolio "Overview" page (checking assigned placements / supervisors, viewing signed declarations)
      •  Administrators:
      • Foundation doctors and supervisors:
        • Signing declarations (foundation doctors only) (video tutorial available)
        • Creating forms:
          • start of placement meetings (step by step guide available)
          • PDPs and reflections
          • ‘Additional achievement’ forms (these allow foundation doctors to upload external documents to their portfolio)
          • SLEs and Core Procedures
          • End of placement reports
        • Viewing and mapping to the curriculum
          • Descriptors
          • Mapped evidence
          • Relevant e-LfH courses (also listed here)

       

      Features for foundation doctors and supervisors (administrators will be able to view these too) we are working on making available during October and November 2017 (in the order we're working on them) and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Training version of Horus end of September Released 4 October 2017
        • Up to date training version of Horus, to be used by administrators to set up information to support local training sessions
        • An older training version of Horus remains available to users while we finalise the up to date version.  
      • Team assessment of behaviour (TAB) early October Released 9 October 2017
        • The majority of foundation doctors are not expected to begin a TAB until they have spent some time in their new placement. Therefore, although inconvenient to not be able to see the whole picture, the unavailability of this feature should not adversely affect most users.
        • Blank versions of the forms are available for information
      • Placement supervision group (PSG) feedback collection October Released 13 October 2017
        • Clinical supervisors (CSs) are expected to gather feedback from the PSG to support their assessment of their supervised foundation doctors in the CS's end of placement report. This report is not expected to be completed for the majority of foundation doctors until the end of the first placement, in late November or early December 2017. Therefore, although inconvenient to not be able to see the whole picture, the unavailability of this feature should not adversely affect most users.
        • Blank versions of the forms are available for information
      • ARCP January 2018 Released 22 February 2018
        • Any foundation doctors requiring an ARCP within the first four months of the 2017-18 training are able to have this completed for them using either the NES ePortfolio or the North West (2016-17) version of Horus (as appropriate).
        • Requirements for satisfactory completion of F1/F2 are available in the FP Reference Guide 2016 and on the Blank Forms page
      • Portfolio "Overview" summaries October / November Released 1 November 2017
        • "Overview" page already shows contact and placement details and list of signed declarations
        • Summaries of the number of forms completed by the foundation doctor and number of items mapped to the curriculum will be added in due course.
      • Mandatory certificates January 2018 Released 16 March 2018
        • This section is to be used to upload evidence of passing the PSA, ILS and ALS.
        • PSA passes have already been shared with foundation schools/employers through different means (and further results from the most recent sitting will be handled in this same way), so no one should be held up by this feature not yet being available.
        • Many foundation doctors don’t complete ILS/ALS until later on in the training year (some medical students complete ILS and some F1s complete ALS, but evidencing this is not required for the foundation programme until later on in the training year).
      • E-LfH direct link to Horus TBC Released 3 April 2018
        • All foundation doctors should already have access to e-LfH and can start completing courses as required; this is independent of Horus.
        • Linking e-LfH and Horus accounts will allow foundation doctors to use e-LfH courses they’ve completed as part of their evidence base to show achievement of their FPCs.
        • Once this feature is available in Horus, all e-LfH courses already completed by foundation doctors will be available through their Horus portfolio.
      • Curriculum: educational supervisor's assessment Released 19 April 2018
        • Educational supervisors are required to rate each of the 4 sections of the curriculum as either satisfactory, partially met or not yet met requirements in advance of ARCP.
        • This feature is not required until mid-2018.

       

      Features for administrators that we are working on making available over the next two months and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • Reports October / November Released 1 November 2017
        • There will be reports showing the number of various forms (split into categories) completed by each foundation doctor
          • There are currently two 'placeholder' reports showing in Horus - these both show sample data to show you what the reports will look like. 
        • Until these reports are made available, the only way to monitor completion of forms is by accessing each foundation doctor's "Portfolio Contents" page within their portfolio.
      • Overviews October / November All released by May 2018
        • There will overview pages showing showing reports of and allowing management of numbers/types of mandatory certificates uploaded, TAB progress and ARCP 
        • There are no mitigating factors for this feature while it is not available (note that none of these types of content can be created yet, so the reports would be empty at this stage)
      • Notices Late 2018
        • Administrators will be able to post notices for users in their location(s).
          • Notices can be targeted at specific groups (e.g. F1/F2, trainers, FPDs, administrators)
        • Until this feature is available, administrators can use the "Placements overview / download" page to download a list of all foundation doctors in their area with the email address they are registered on Horus with. This can be used as the basis for an email distribution list.
        • Horus-registered email addresses for all other types of users can be copied in batches of 50 from the "Users" admin list (this list can also be filtered by location and type of user)
      • Foundation doctor photos Released 4 December 2017
        • Administrators will be able to upload photos of foundation doctors, which will appear in their portfolio 
        • There are no mitigating factors for this feature while it is not available

       

      We will be implementing the remaining required features via a number of releases and will be keeping the Horus Updates section and HEE local foundation teams updated with our developments.

  • August 2017
    • Features we have focussed on making available before the start of the training year to mitigate the impact of ongoing development on users

      • Administrators have had access to Horus since early June 2017, allowing them to audit centrally imported user accounts and placements, add any additional information and assign supervisors to their foundation doctors. The are able to use the following features:
      • Foundation doctors and supervisors are already able to use the following features:
        • Updating personal details
        • Signing declarations (foundation doctors only) (video tutorial available)
        • Checking assigned placements / supervisors
        • Viewing foundation doctor portfolios (Overview, Portfolio contents, PDP, Reflection)
        • Creating start of placement meeting forms (step by step guide available)
        • Creating PDPs and reflections
        • Creating ‘Additional achievement’ forms (these allow foundation doctors to upload external documents to their portfolio)

       

      Features for foundation doctors and supervisors we are working on making available during August and September 2017 and an explanation of mitigating factors

      • SLEs and Core Procedures Update: Released 18 August 2017
        • The forms have all been built and tested – we are now finalising the functionality around requesting and giving feedback and signing of these forms. We want to make sure that we build this functionality in both a user friendly way and a way that maintains the integrity of the Horus database and this takes a little bit more time.
        • We have audited the creation of SLE forms during 2016-17 in the NES ePortfolio and found that only approximately 1% of all the SLEs created throughout the training year were completed during the first 3 weeks of August. Therefore we feel confident that the majority of users won’t be adversely affected by the delay in making this feature available.
        • Guidance on SLEs can be found in the curriculum and the UKFPO’s e-portfolio web page.
        • Blank versions of the forms are available for information
      • The curriculum Now live
        • This information is accessible via the UKFPO’s website (the “Syllabus”).
        • This exact same information will be available in Horus during the upcoming month (exact date TBC), but meanwhile it can all be viewed at the above link, without access to the e-portfolio required. Update: 24 August 2017 - The curriculum headings and descriptors are now available.
        • The option to map portfolio evidence to the 20 foundation professional capabilities (FPCs) will be available in due course. Update: 18 September 2017 - Curriculum mapping is now available.
      • E-LfH Update: 24 August 2017 - e-LfH courses relevant to each FPC can be found in each FD's Portfolio 'Curriculum' page and are also listed here.
        • All foundation doctors should already have access to e-LfH and can start completing courses as required; this is independent of Horus.
        • Linking e-LfH and Horus accounts will allow foundation doctors to use e-LfH courses they’ve completed as part of their evidence base to show achievement of their FPCs. Released 3 April 2018
        • Once this feature is available in Horus, all e-LfH courses already completed by foundation doctors will be available through their Horus portfolio.
      • Mandatory certificates Released 16 March 2018
        • This section is to be used to upload evidence of passing the PSA, ILS and ALS.
        • PSA passes have already been shared with foundation schools/employers through different means (and further results from the most recent sitting will be handled in this same way), so no one should be held up by this feature not yet being available.
        • Many foundation doctors don’t complete ILS/ALS until later on in the training year (some medical students complete ILS and some F1s complete ALS, but evidencing this is not required for the foundation programme until later on in the training year).
      • TAB Update: 9 October 2017 - Now live
        • The majority of foundation doctors are not expected to begin a TAB until they have spent some time in their new placement. Therefore, although inconvenient to not be able to see the whole picture, the unavailability of this feature should not adversely affect most users.
        • Blank versions of the forms are available for information

       

      See below the features for administrators that we are working on making available over the next two months and an explanation of mitigating factors.

      • Reports Update: 13 November 2017 - Now live
        • There will be reports showing the number of various forms (split into categories) completed by each foundation doctor
          • There are currently two 'placeholder' reports showing in Horus - these both show sample data to show you what the report will look like. 
        • Until these reports are made available, the only way to monitor completion of forms is by accessing each foundation doctor's "Portfolio Contents" page within their portfolio.
        • Administrators will also have access to overview reports showing numbers of types of mandatory certificates uploaded, TAB progress and ARCP Update: 9 October 2017 - TAB overview now live
      • Foundation doctor photos Update: 4 December 2017 - Now live
        • Administrators will be able to upload photos of foundation doctors, which will appear in their portfolio 
        • There are no mitigating factors for this feature while it is not available
      • Overviews Update: 13 November 2017 - Now live
        • Each foundation already has an 'Overview' page in their portfolio menu, which currently contains their contact and placement details and list of declarations they have signed. Summaries of the number of forms they have completed and their engagement with the curriculum will be added in due course.
        • There will overview pages showing showing reports of and allowing management of numbers/types of mandatory certificates uploaded, TAB progress and ARCP
        • There are no mitigating factors for this feature while it is not available (note that none of these types of content can be created yet, so the reports would be empty at this stage)
      • Notices Late 2018
        • Administrators will be able to post notices for users in their location(s).
          • Notices can be targeted at specific groups (e.g. F1/F2, trainers, FPDs, administrators)
        • Until this feature is available, administrators can use the "Placements overview / download" page to download a list of all foundation doctors in their area with the email address they are registered on Horus with. This can be used as the basis for an email distribution list.
        • Horus-registered email addresses for all other types of users can be copied in batches of 50 from the "Users" admin list (this list can also be filtered by location and type of user)

       

      We will be implementing the remaining required features via a number of releases over the next few weeks and will be keeping the September 2017 Updates section and HEE local foundation teams updated with our developments.