The following FAQs refer to the Leadership Multi Source Feedback (Leadership MSF) for ST3 GP trainees. For more information about the Leadership Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA), please visit the RCGP website.
When do I have to do the leadership MSF?
This is completed once in ST3 and ideally after your leadership activity. This normally will take place in the second half of ST3. You will have already completed the MSF rating your clinical and professional behaviour in the first half of ST3.
Does a written reflection need to be made?
Yes. Reflections on the feedback need to be recorded in a ‘Reflection on Feedback’ log entry. A PDP item can be developed if needed.
How many responders are required?
As with any MSF 10 replies are needed. These can be either clinical or non-clinical respondents. There are no defined number of clinical or non-clinical responders required but the RCGP specify 'Ten respondents are required (ideally 5 clinicians and 5 non-clinicians), these should be people who you involved or included in your Leadership Activity.' The system will require you to enter at least 5 clinical and 5 non-clinical so you are able to achieve the ideal spread.
What if insufficient responses are submitted?
If you are working in a very small practice it may not be possible to be able to achieve sufficient responses. In this circumstance, the Educational Supervisor should make an Educator’s Note stating that there are insufficient members of staff to complete your leadership MSF.
If I receive negative feedback or areas for improvement are identified, does the Leadership MSF need to be repeated?
No. You should record your reflections in the feedback section of the learning log and develop a personal development plan to address any needs. The Educational Supervisor can comment on these reflections and PDP.