Royal College of Physicians

Case Study Title:         Equalities and Diversity – E-Learning content

Training:                         Equalities and Diversity in assessment

Company Logo:           mrcpuk

Process/Background –
WWP has been working with the Royal College of Physicians for nearly 20 years, providing a vast range of personal development and Leadership and Management programmes.  We have built a close partnership with the Learning and Development team and that is why they recommended us to MRCP(UK)  to help them build content for their e-learning course.

The Programme/Objectives –

Anique Liiv, an MRCP Policy Officer, approached WWP for some help in developing highly bespoke content for the examiners and trainers who assess trainee physicians in the workplace and in examinations.  The programme was needed to support all clinicians in understanding their roles and responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010, and how issues of unconscious bias can come into assessment decisions.

MRCP(UK) prides itself on its commitment to promoting equality of opportunity and enjoys a membership representing an immensely diverse range of people.  Examiners and trainers face many challenging situations accommodating the different needs of trainees and must be able to make decisions that are based solely on the trainees’ abilities.

Chrystie Harrison, our expert consultant in Equalities and Diversity, worked side by side with Anique to write the scripts and learning points for several videos and cartoons to be used in the on-line programme.

It was important that there were sufficient examples so that anyone taking the course a second or third time would experience new activities.

Once the videos and cartoons had been completed, Chrystie and Anique facilitated a live case study activity with three cohorts of clinicians. These sessions were audio-recorded and added to the on-line offering.  This additional method of learning from peers added a depth of reflection and understanding which would otherwise have been missed in an e-learning package.

Solution – This project relied on close partnership working and was successful because of the enthusiastic engagement of all parties.  The project took approximately 1 year to complete.

Result – MRCP(UK) are delighted with the results and now have a highly bespoke learning solution that specifically meets the needs of its pool of examiners.