When are these new functionalities coming?

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    Sarah Bettison

    Dear Daniel,

    Many thanks for getting in touch. We are aware that some of the suggestions you mention are still pending implementation and we still have them in our planning. We do have a number of developments ongoing and we have to take them all into consideration and prioritise them accordingly. You’ll be pleased to know that one of them has recently had its status changed and is now marked ‘completed’ https://fomportfolio.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/community/posts/115002516285-Ability-to-title-assessments-before-submitting

    With regards to ARCPs, the PortfolioBuilder platform has, to date, been used to successfully conduct over 5000 ARCPs online and introducing this to FOM users is something we are currently working on. The ePortfolio development group last met in May 2018 in which the ARCP online was discussed at length and dependent functions and features identified. I’ve spoken with colleagues at the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and they are more than happy for you to contact them if you would like a more detailed discussion  training@fom.ac.uk Tel: 020 7242 8698.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued input into the development of the ePortfolio. It’s great to hear that you like the ePortfolio and recognise its good features. I hope that in time by working together you will feel that it supports all your training needs. As always, we welcome suggestions for improvement from any of our users and encourage posting them here on the suggestions forum. If however, users have any questions regarding the use of FOM PortfolioBuilder, these can be directed to our support team on Tel: 0800 987 1004 or E-mail: support@fom.portfoliobuilder.eu. For something pertaining to the development of the project, questions can be directed to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine on training@fom.ac.uk or Tel: 020 7242 8698.

  • Sarah Bettison

    Hi Daniel,

    I'm pleased to report that we have now made live a suite of features for conducting ARCPs on FOM PortfolioBuilder.

    Deanery administrators can now

    • Register ARCP reviewers to a school or organisation (i.e. NES, NSOH, Defence, NIMDTA) online
    • Schedule an online ARCP for a trainee
    • Assign ARCP reviewers to online ARCP panels
    • Draft, complete or submit an online, dynamic ARCP Outcome Form
    • Release an outcome to a trainee electronically
    • Track the status of ARCPs in their school or organisation

    ARCP reviewers can

    • Gain read-access to a trainee's portfolio for the purpose of ARCP
    • Draft, complete & submit an online, dynamic ARCP Outcome Form
    • Electronically sign-off ARCP Outcome Forms

    Trainees can

    • See when their ARCP has been scheduled on their FOM PortfolioBuilder account
    • Acknowledge an ARCP outcome electronically
    • Use the online ARCP Outcome Form as a springboard for setting objectives, doing follow-ups or evidencing competency in their ePortfolio

    The system automatically performs some functions such as

    • pre-populating an ARCP Outcome Form with relevant data from a trainee's account
    • Notifying ARCP reviewers of upcoming ARCPs in their school or organisation
    • Automatically giving ARCP reviewers access to trainee portfolios in the approved timeframe
    • Automatically storing an ARCP outcome form in a trainee's portfolio once approved
    • Calculating when a trainee's next ARCP review period should start and end
    • Ascertaining which folders and evidence should be included in a review based on a review period

    This is not an exhaustive list but should give you an idea of what the FOM PortfolioBuilder development group have been working to achieve. To find out more, why not read our online article The ARCP Online which has links to step-by-step guides?

    As always, we welcome your feedback. If you get the chance to try out an online ARCP, we'd love to hear how you get on. This and any questions you may have can be directed to our dedicated FOM PortfolioBuilder support team Tel: 0800 987 1004, E-mail: support@fom.portfoliobuilder.eu 

    Kind regards,

    Sarah

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