The Pan-Surgical Logbook has been developed to support surgeons of all grades and all specialties in the United Kingdom and Ireland and can be found here.
The ePortfolio has been developed in close co-operation with the Specialty Associations to provide a whole of life service to surgeons of whatever specialty. It will build up a complete record of work, it will inform appraisals, it can contain a record of CPD and shortly it will be able to provide reports in support of re-validation and re-certification.
You should start your logbook as soon as possible – as soon as you start training in whatever capacity (the logbook has been approved by JCST to provide reports direct into ISCP). At present, over 11,000 surgeons use the elogbook and the logbook developers are committed to provide seamless integration to any future vehicle adopted by the official training body that requires training data for the purposes of assessing surgical training. In this respect the ePortfolio is in open dialogue with the JCST and the ISCP and users can rest assured that duplicate data entry or the use of more than one logbook will not be required.
The ePortfolio is already recommended as the first choice of logbook by The British Orthopaedic Association, Society of British Neurosurgeons, the British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists, The British Association of Urological Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Trainees Association and The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.
Users should also be reassured that data will not be released to any 3rd party without the user’s prior expressed consent.