F2 GP Supervisors Development Day Exeter 2017 – Evaluation Report


 The GP development day is an annual half day event hosted by the Peninsula Foundation School for F2 supervisors in General Practice, and delivered in two venues. The Exeter session was held at the Devon Hotel and delivered by Georgia Jones, Head of Peninsula Foundation School and Paul Thomas, Head of GP School. The aims of the event were to enable GP supervisors to share experiences, build on their knowledge and skills as educationalists and receive feedback and an update from the Foundation school. 14 GP F2 supervisors from across the Peninsula attended the event.


There was no formal agenda for the day but the session followed the programme below:

  • Hot topics (Supervisor discussions)
  • Case based discussions (video)
  • E-portfolio

Evaluation from supervisors

After the event, supervisors were asked to complete an evaluation form, 14 (100%) completed forms were returned.  Attendees were asked 5 questions and their responses indicated that, as a result of the event:


100% said they have identified the successes of and challenges to supervision for foundation year doctors.

100% have developed their ideas on the best practice of supervision, based on the experience of the group.

100% have identified and developed their competence in one area of supervision.

86% have identified areas for further development.

100% are aware of the current developments affecting the foundation years programme


The supervisors were asked to rate particular aspects of the event as “poor”, “average”, “very good” or “excellent”.


Course content was rated as excellent by 43%, and very good by 57%. 

Course style was rated as excellent by 50% and very good by 50%.

Course venue was rated as excellent by 54% and very good by 46%.


The supervisors were asked ‘What did you find most beneficial to you?’ and their comments are shown below:

  • Learning what is expected
  • Peer sharing of experiences
  • Personal experiences of difficult trainees
  • Video of CbD and expectations
  • Observing and discussion cases
  • Discussion around a video consultation
  • Challenging F2S
  • Video
  • Update on e-portfolio
  • Normalising
  • Expectation of the F2 feedback
  • Peer supervision/download
  • Update on portfolio
  • Group work on CbD videos
  • Sharing experiences, especiallt trainees in difficulty and practicalities of placements
  • Discussion
  • Video of CbD
  • Managing difficult training scenarios 

The supervisors were asked to comment on how the day could be improved:

  • Make it more local
  • Biscuits with coffee
  • Reminder of structures and who to report to 

Additional comments

  • Very helpful – many thanks
  • Very good
  • Thanks to Georgia for all her support and leadership

Summary and recommendations

The 14 GP Supervisors who attended the development event and completed the evaluation form rated the course content and style as very good or excellent. All of the supervisors developed their ideas on the best practice of supervision based on the group and identified the successes of and challenges to supervision for foundation year doctors.

The evaluation confirms that the supervisors value the opportunity to meet each other, share their experiences, be updated and develop ideas. 

The Foundation School will consider the following ideas when planning for future events:

  • Looking at an alternative venue or more sessions 

The evaluation indicates that this event was an effective way to meet the objectives of the Foundation School and to support the supervisors who are working with F2 doctors in General Practice. It also confirms there is a demand for similar development events in the future.



Natalie Band

Foundation School Administrator

August 2017