Principles of the Training Support Service

Princibles of trainingConfidentiality: Information regarding individual trainees will always be shared on a ‘need to know’ basis only. Where possible we avoid sharing with others information which may be considered confidential. However at all times patient safety overrides personal confidentiality. For information about confidentiality and the Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) please see:

Patient Safety: Patient safety and safety of trainees is paramount at all  times.

Equalities: Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex is committed to equality and diversity. We ensure that the work of the Training Support Services is in line with the Equality Act 2010 and that we do not discriminate, either directly or indirectly, against anyone on the grounds of race; disability; sex; gender reassignment; sexual orientation; religion or belief; age; pregnancy or maternity; marital or civil partnership status.

Advisory: The Training Support Service is advisory. Trainee management is conducted through the schools and progression is governed by the Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP). Employment issues are the ultimate responsibility of individual employers (e.g., trusts).

Trainee Engagement: For support (including remedial plans and referrals to external services) to be successful trainees must engage in all process. Non-engagement of trainees may lead to further remediation and support being withdrawn.


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