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Launch of surgeonsportfolio

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08 Dec 2011

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng), The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) are pleased to announce the launch today, 8 December 2011, of surgeonsportfolio.

Developed on an intercollegiate basis with the support of the Specialty Associations, surgeonsportfolio offers a 'cradle to grave' electronic means of recording all aspects of a surgeon's professional life, including clinical practice, professional development activities, peer analysis and audit tools, all of which are tailored to Specialty requirements where appropriate.  Importantly, surgeonsportfolio will deliver the requirements for revalidation and store valuable information for annual appraisal, all within an e-system which is compliant with data protection requirements.

As surgeonsportfolio incorporates the well-established RCSEd elogbook, all existing users will be able to utilise their information for the surgeonsportfolio - trainees also, will have a seamless transition into surgeonsportfolio at the appropriate time in their career.

Looking ahead, further developments are in the pipeline, including Smartphone data entry, and links to hospital-based systems to allow automatic updates of surgeonsportfolio information.

Surgeonsportfolio is being offered at no charge by all four Colleges as a benefit of membership for those whose subscriptions are up-to-date with their College.  Others will be able to access it on payment of an appropriate fee.

To sign up for an account, please register here: http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/surgeonsportfolio

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