Good Practice

Severn Postgraduate Medical Education actively encourages the identification and collation of good practice. We believe that the encouragement and communication of good practice helps affect positive culture change. We are also keen to evaluate the impact of the examples of good practice.

As defined within Section 127 of the GMC Quality Improvement Framework:

  • Good practice includes areas of strength, good ideas and innovation in medical education and training
  • Good practice should include exceptional examples which have potential for wider dissemination and development, or a new approach to dealing with a problem from which 

    other partners might learn

  • Good practice is the sharing of good practice has a vital role in driving improvement, particularly in challenging circumstances.

Prior to 2014, all good practice was recorded through: ‘Developing Postgraduate Medical Education Through Innovative Practice

Examples of good practice are now identified via a variety of routes including Contract visits and analysis of the GMC national training survey results (e.g. triple and quadruple national green outliers). They are recorded on the Quality Register.

If you have examples of good practice please complete the pro forma and return your submission to the Quality Team.


All good practice is shared with the GMC and examples of good practice, approved by the GMC and linked to their new standards, include:

Submitted - Title (you will be redirected to relevant page on the GMC's website)

20/10/2014 - A programme that promotes early exposure to psycotherapy for medical students

17/10/2014 - A placement programme for visiting European doctors in psychiatry training

17/10/2014 - An Annual forum where doctors in training can showcase local initiatives

14/10/2014 - A multi-professional point-of-care (POC) simulation programme that enhances confidence and competence of doctors in training

14/10/2014 - An electronic induction programme with integrated assessment

14/10/2014 - A course to provide research experience for doctors in psychiatry training

14/10/2014 - An outreach programme that promotes career in medicine to underrepresented groups

14/10/2014 - A scheme of taster days in psychiatry training for foundation doctors

14/10/2014 - A simulation programme for foundation doctors focusing on the management of acutely unwell patients

13/10/2014 - An innovative training arrangement that involves general practice training in respiratory rotation in both secondary care and in the community settings

12/10/2014 - An experiential learning programme to develop quality improvement projects under the guidance of local experts


Local examples of good practice are highlighted below (full submissions are available on request).

Submitted - Title 

15/10/2014 - Centrally organised regional teaching sessions for Foundation Year 2 trainees across all Trusts. 

14/10/2014 - Paediatric initiative to promote and share good quality care by adopting a standardised approach via forums, departmental champions and a formal audit rota.

14/10/2014 - The Bristol Psychiatry Autumn School (2013); providing Foundation doctors with an opportunity to explore Psychiatry through a combination of lectures, workshops and clinical scenarios, as well as clinical work experience. 

13/10/2014 - ‘Scared to Prepared’ Day medical education and patient safety initiative involving a series of interactive and practical sessions to provide new Foundation doctors with the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, high quality patient care.

10/10/2014 - Educational Fellowships developed as a model of training in leadership and project management skills for senior doctors in training, using educational projects within the school of Psychiatry.