Supervision Training

Clinical Supervision Training

“Supervision is the term used to describe a formal process of professional support and learning which enables practitioners to develop knowledge and competence, assume responsibility for their own practice and enhance consumer protection and the safety of care in complex clinical situations. It is central to the process of learning and to the expansion of the scope of practice and should be a means of encouraging self-assessment and analytic reflective skills.” – RCN, 2002

In this hour long video, Janet Thornley (GPN Strategic Lead of the BLMK Primary Care Training Hub) and Kirsty Shanley (Quality and Differential Attainment Lead, BLMK Primary Care Training Hub), discuss the concept of clinical supervision which provides a safe space for colleagues to come together to learn and reflect.

This video will cover:
– The context of Clinical Supervision and why we are doing it
– What is Clinical Supervision?
– Clinical Supervision theory
– Roles and responsibilities within Clinical Supervision

This video is aimed at all clinical and medical roles in Primary Care in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes who are or will be providing clinical supervision. This includes: GPNs, Clinical Pharmacists, First Contact Physiotherapists, GPs, Paramedics etc. Please note that this video doesn’t cover the specific needs of those completing the Roadmaps to Practice but does compliment alongside the Roadmap supervision.

This video can be watched and accessed at a date and time convenient to you. The link to the recording will be given to you upon completion of this survey. In order to access the training, you will be asked to provide some details such as your name, contact email address and place of work. This is so that the BLMK Primary Care Training Hub can make contact with those who have accessed the training and offer additional support and resources to assist you with providing Clinical Supervision. There is a box you can tick on this form if you would not like us to contact you.


Training for Tier 3 Advanced Practice multi-professional Coordinating Educational Supervisors (and prospective Coordinating Educational Supervisors) of trainees in the East of England, in July, September, November 2022 and in February 2023  

This training is completed as the HEI contact element of the three-part Tier 3 Coordination of Advanced Practice Supervision training programme.  Further information about the three-part programme can be found on the East of England HEE Advancing Practice Faculty website:

Who should attend the HEI contact element of the Advanced Practitioner Supervision training?

Tier 3 educational supervisor training is available to East of England clinicians who supervise trainee Advanced Practitioners, or aspire to.

A whole day of learning spread over several weeks:

Please ensure that you have sufficient time available before you book.  There is a core three-hour live webinar element of the programme but, in addition, it is essential that you log in to the HEI’s learning area at least a week before the webinars (see individual HEI instructions) to complete:

  • pre-course reading
  • participation in discussion boards
  • listening to pre-recorded sessions

Following participation in the live webinars you will be expected to complete a course evaluation and possibly to complete a self-reflection to complete the course, before receiving an attendance certificate.

For further information about the training and to book a place, please click the following link and scroll down the page:

Please do not book more than one training session

If you are unable to attend the course after booking

Please contact the HEI course administrator and cancel your place to allow someone to take your place.  This course is in high demand and you must cancel if you cannot attend.


First Contact Practitioner Roadmap Supervisor Training

For a limited time, we are able to offer a FCP Development Grant of £3,000 to support FCPs through the Roadmap. Please contact for further details and to apply.

What is a First Contact Practitioner?

A diagnostic clinician in primary care working at master’s level with undiagnosed and undifferentiated diagnoses, managing complexity and uncertainty at the first point of contact who has a minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience.

Interested in becoming a FCP Supervisor?

Criteria for applicants:

  • A GP*
  • A First Contact Practitioner who has completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Roadmap. Evidence of this demonstrated by providing completed ‘Checklist for Recognition Processes’ (9.4) and ‘FCP Verification of Evidence Form’ (12.12).  Stage 2 Roadmap verification process | Health Education England (
  • An Advanced Practitioner who holds recognition with HEE’s Centre for Advancing Practice.
  • A clinician (e.g. AHP or Nurse) with a postgraduate Masters Degree.

(Note: the directories are not yet active)

*Any Tier 3 GP educators who are recognised by the Quality team do not need to attend the training days, but instead can complete an optional short online resource here

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For those needing to attend training days, please see below current available cohorts. You must be able to attend both dates.

These sessions are out of area however are virtual so open for BLMK to attend. If you do attend, please send a copy of your certificate to so that we can register your training.


For additional information, please see the HEE national FCP/AP Roadmap Landing Page.

This information is also available on the HEE EoE Primary Care website.

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