The CEM e-portfolio is primarily available for post-2007 run-through trainees, core specialty trainees (CT1-3), higher specialty trainees and those in FTSTA and LAT posts to record and store key documents for progression through training. The CEM requires all post-2007 speciality trainees at these grades to use the e-portfolio.
ACCS trainees with parent specialties other than Emergency Medicine are advised not to register with the CEM e-portfolio. Physician trainees should register with the Physician e-portfolio for all parts of their training, and Anaesthetics trainees should seek the advice of their educational supervisor as to the appropriate documentation to use.
From August 2010 the e-portfolio will also be available for old-style SpRs, Republic of Ireland SpRs and non-trainees. The College does not require these groups to use the e-portfolio and local guidance should apply. Please note, these users will be identified on the system as ‘non-trainee – core trainee level’ or ‘non-trainee-higher specialist trainee level’ purely to distinguish them from StRs for monitoring purposes.
Access to the e-portfolio
The e-portfolio is accessible at www.nhseportfolios.org and a username and password is required for access. In August each year every user should return a User Details Form to the College office. The form is downloadable below. The form notifies us of the information we require before the e-portfolio can be used, in particular the posts and educational supervisors for the forthcoming year. Those in non-training posts must identify an EM consultant to act as an educational supervisor. If you do not already have an account on the e-portfolio we will issue a user name and password on receipt of this form.
Note: We are no longer requiring the educational supervisor signature on the user details form
If you have feedback on the e-portfolio - please complete a feedback form (in the documents list above), or contact your local school to participate in the portoflio usergroup on 17th January 2012.
Fees – Specialty Trainees and Specialist Registrars
The fee for access to the e-portfolio is covered by the annual training fee payable by all Specialty Trainees and Specialist Registrars in August of each year. In August 2012 the fee is £90 for those who pay subscriptions to the College for Associate Membership, Membership or Fellowship and £300 for those who do not. The fee is payable by cheque made out to the College of Emergency Medicine and can be returned with the e-portfolio user details form. Please be aware that Core Trainees (CT1-3) need to register with the College and HST trainees (ST4-6) need to enrol with the College and that these are separate processes to: paying the annual training administration fee; completing the E-portfolio User details form; Membership of the College; and registering with the deanery.
Fees – non-trainees and Republic of Ireland trainees
The fee for access to the e-portfolio for users who do not pay the annual training fee, non-trainees and Republic of Ireland trainees, is £25 for those who pay subscriptions for College membership and £100 for those who do not. The fee is payable by cheque made out to the College of Emergency Medicine and should be returned with the e-portfolio user details form.
Educational supervisors, who do not already have an account on the e-portfolio, should complete the e-portfolio Educational Supervisors form downloadable below and return it to the College.
2012/2013 e-portfolio user details form - download
2013/2014 e-portfolio user details form - download
E-portfolio educational supervisors form – download
E-portfolio guide for trainers - download
June 2009 E-portfolio guidance (Acute medicine trainees and roles & responsibilities) - download
Contact the CEM at Training@collemergencymed.ac.uk