Who decides what forms are in Horus?
The set of forms that are available to all users in Horus - the "core content" - is decided by the UK Foundation Programme Curriculum Delivery Group (CDG) and the content of many are mandated by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC). Decisions are based on the Foundation Programme Curriculum (2016) and Reference Guide (2016).
This group consists of representatives from the UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO), both e-portfolio providers for the UK Foundation Programme, Foundation School Directors, Foundation School Managers, Foundation Doctors/British Medical Association and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
The Horus team does not decide on what forms are available in the e-portfolio - we have to develop the forms as requested by the CDG.
For further information please see the UKFPO's e-portfolio webpage.
Who decides how forms work on Horus?
Much of how forms work on Horus is decided by the CDG (see "Who decides what forms are in Horus" for an explanation of the CDG). These include, for example:
- Who can create the form
- Who can complete the form
- Who can see the completed form
- How long before the start/after the end of a placement the form can be completed (specifically, see Appendix 9e of the Reference Guide - "Security standards for foundation programme e-portfolios"
Some of the functionality is designed by the Horus development and project teams and will be regularly reviewed and enhanced based on user feedback.
Have any of the Foundation Programme requirements changed because of the move to Horus?
No, the requirements of the Foundation Programme have not changed because of the move to Horus.
The requirements are laid out in the following documents/websites:
Any changes to the requirements of the Foundation Programme will be communicated by the UKFPO.
The Horus team is not able to the advise Horus users on the requirements of the Foundation Programme.
Who should I contact if I have queries about the requirements of the Foundation Programme?
Queries about the requirements of the Foundation Programme should be directed as follows:
- If you are a foundation doctor or work in a local education provider (LEP), contact your local postgraduate centre manager or foundation training programme director/tutor (FTPD/T)
- If you are a postgraduate centre manager or FTPD/T, contact your local HEE foundation team (for example your foundation school manager/director)
- If you work in a local HEE foundation team, contact the UKFPO
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What is the difference between the "Developing the clinical teacher" (DCT) form and the "Teaching others" form?
The "Developing the clinical teacher" (DCT) form is a form to record a supervised learning event (SLE), as explained in the FP Curriculum (2016). It must be signed by an appropriate trainer. The recommended minimum number to be completed is 1 or more per year - see table 7 in the SLEs section of the curriculum.
The "Teaching others" form is a form to record an 'additional achievement' - for example bedside, classroom, conference presentation/poster, grand round. It is not signed by a trainer and there is no recommended minimum number.
Both forms are available on the Blank Forms page.
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Can the Quality Improvement form be signed by a supervisor?
No. The Quality Improvement form
- is a way for a foundation doctor to upload evidence of quality improvement activity they have been involved with, which they can map to the curriculum
- can only be generated by the foundation doctor
- cannot be signed by a supervisor
- is not an assessment
Foundation doctors are required to show evidence of participation in systems of quality assurance and quality improvement projects (foundation professional capability (FPC) 20). As part of the evidence for this FPC, all UK foundation doctors are required to complete at least one “Quality Improvement” form in their e-portfolio, which will be shown in their “Summary of evidence” report for ARCP.
As with all relevant content in the e-portfolio, it is expected that educational supervisors review forms submitted by and for their foundation doctors on a regular basis and discuss any areas of excellence / improvement with their foundation doctors.
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Which colours are used in Horus to help guide end users?
Horus uses a red-amber-green ("RAG") system to indicate the “completeness” of Horus portfolio items.
- Red text / triangles indicate that something that should be filled in has been left blank
- Amber triangles indicate that something is part-way through a process - some of the steps have already been taken but some further steps are required before the task/portfolio item is complete
- Green text / ticks indicate that a certain requirement has been met or all of the steps of a process have been completed
“Concerns” (that is, some / major concerns in TAB and CS/ES end of placement reports and “No” in the core procedures assessment) will be indicated by a blue triangle, so as to not interfere with the RAG system.
November 2017 note: For the moment blue triangles are only available for TAB assessments. We will be adding the functionality to the other assessments listed over the next few months.