Portfolio Online Training at RCPsych HQ

The second Portfolio Online Training session this year was held at The Royal College of Psychiatrists HQ in London last month and 100% of attendees said they think the event will improve their professional practice.
The session was facilitated by Dr Abdul Raoof, Director of Medical Education EPUT & Chair of the Eastern Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists along with Sarah Bettison, Executive Director of bettison.org, the company behind the PortfolioBuilder platform. The session was exclusively for Training Programme Directors and other trainee leads & covered topics such as basic & advanced features, supervisor reports, how the online portfolio supports curriculum delivery, reflective learning & the online ARCP. Look out for any future training in Portfolio Online the College's Upcoming Events page.

New button added to the Psychiatric Supervisor Report

The Psychiatric Supervisor Report is a multi-user form completed by both the trainee and either an educational or clinical supervisor. It is typically submitted at the end of a placement and has a number of sections which can take time to complete. With forms of this length & complexity, it's all too easy to find yourself in a situation where your session on Portfolio Online has timed out due to inactivity and the form you have been working so hard on hasn't been saved. The Portfolio Online development group got together to tackle this problem and the Psychiatric Supervisor Report now has a brand new button at the end of each section for trainees and their supervisors to 'save progress'.

Easter Bank Holiday Closure 2019

Our office lines will be closed from 5pm Thursday 18 April 2019 and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. If you have an urgent query, please email us on support@portfolioonline.co.uk and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

Portfolio Online is now on Facebook

The Portfolio Online team want to reach as many end users as possible with their news, updates and tips about the electronic portfolio for psychiatry trainees, so not only can you find us on Twitter @PortfolioOnline, get updates and news from out PO feed https://pofeed.uk, we now also have a Facebook page @portfolioonline.co.uk.

Online Form R being piloted in NE

Form R has arrived in Portfolio Online and can be piloted by trainees and deanery staff in the northeast. A Form R has two parts, Part A and Part B, which trainees can complete separately and store in their portfolios thanks to the multi-user form feature. A step-by-step guide is already in place and can be found in the Portfolio Online knowledgebase: Complete a Form R.

Registration for New CESR Accounts on Portfolio Online

The accounts we provide on Portfolio Online for those following the CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration) route are under review and registration for new CESR accounts will be suspended from the 9th of March 2019. Those who already have an online CESR portfolio won't be affected and can continue to use Portfolio Online as before. More information about CESR can be found on the CESR page of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' website.

New Icon comes to Portfolio Online

If you've noticed this little icon next to some of the fields in an online document recently, it's new! The clipboard icon next to a field in the online portfolio is an indicator that the field, when completed or edited, will update other areas of a trainee's portfolio. In this way, personal details & important numbers in a trainee's portfolio are syncronised throughout Portfolio Online.