GPs demand scrapping of the RCGP's e-portfolio system

GP representatives have demanded that the RCGP scrap its 'slow, complex, and time-consuming' e-portfolio for GP registrars.

The LMCs conference heard that the electronic learning log used by GP registrars was ‘mechanistic and bureaucratic’, taking young doctors away from patient care.

Chairman of the GPC Trainees Committee Dr Farhan Munawar said the existing system had to be improved, and urged the RCGP to work with the GPC to develop a suitable replacement.

He told the meeting: ‘The current e-portfolio is simply not fit for purpose.’ GP representatives also criticised government plans to reform medical education and training, and condemned the expected dissolution of deaneries.

They voted to maintain central funding of education and training, and the central monitoring of the overall system, and demanded that local deaneries remain independent from the new GP commissioning consortia.

Dr Munawar said: ‘GPs across the country are alarmed by the plans for education and training in the Bill. GP registrars believe that the future of GP training is at risk.’

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