The HSST training plan

The HSST training plan must meet the needs of the HSST programme, the needs of the department’s service provision and the trainees individual job plan.


It should state the assigned roles and responsibilities of the workplace supervisor and all others involved in training including the research supervisor, training co-ordinator and mentor. Every training plan will be different and bespoke to each individual trainee.

Key areas we would expect to see covered

  • Time for the online portfolio and workplace the assessments.
  • Time for 1:2:1 meetings and feedback to trainees.
  • Time for Annual Review of Progression (ARP).
  • Roles and responsibilities of individuals responsible for delivering training.
  • Public and patient involvement opportunities.
  • MAHSE course, assessment, and workshop dates.
  • Research and Innovation Project timeline for Ethical approval, R&D approval, Proposal, Literature Review and write up.
  • Other assessment timelines e.g., FRCPath, IAPS, CEng
  • Workplace Commitments – UKAS, IQIPS, Restructuring, Relocation etc
  • The plan should identify other departments or organisations contributing to the training.
  • Life events.

Good training planning means the trainee and workplace supervisor jointly developing and agreeing the training plan, communication and collaboration is key.

  • being adaptable
  • being flexible
  • being realistic to ensure it is achievable

Last updated on 25th February 2022