Options for trainees to provide feedback

Trainees are strongly encouraged to provide feedback regarding an inadequate post.

The Accreditation Committee (AC) wishes to assure trainees that in the rare event that a post has its accreditation removed, the trainee allocated to the post will still have the time spent in the placement accredited. The AC recognises that failures of a post should not disadvantage an otherwise well-performing trainee.

Wherever possible, trainees are strongly encouraged to provide feedback regarding an inadequate post so that concerns may be addressed, and future placements appropriately considered. This can occur via the ITA or other pathways which are available for trainees to provide feedback during a rotation.

The AC appreciates that it can be difficult to find a suitable pathway for negative feedback. Supervisors and Directors, or Site Coordinators, of Training DOTs / SCOTs), should be a safe and supportive option however others might include:

After receiving negative feedback, best efforts can be made to rectify the situation. This may include relocation of the trainee, alternative supervision arrangements, removal of accreditation as outlined in the Removal of Accreditation Policy or remedial activity.

Every case is different and the RANZCP is limited in its ability to become involved in some industrial matters, such as matters relating to employment. The AC continues to consider best practice options to maximise support of trainees and welcomes engagement via accreditation@ranzcp.org.

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