FAQs - MSF tool

Multisource Feedback tool for Supervisors - frequently asked questions

Is the tool available for all supervisors and educators from across the healthcare professions?

Yes. Further to recent developments, the tool is now open to supervisors and educators from across the healthcare professions. To get started, simply select your profession in the drop-down list when prompted.

I am a supervisor / educator working in a London NHS organisation and I want to take part?

Not a problem - please go here: https://supervisor.msf.londondeanery.ac.uk/Public/Volunteer/NewUser.aspx to register for an account.

I am a supervisor / educator working outside London, can I sign up to use the tool?

Currently the tool is only available to supervisors working within London. If you are an organisation outside of London and you are interested in using the tool, please get in touch with us at facultydevelopment.lase@hee.nhs.uk to discuss further.

I cannot nominate 5 trainees now as I only supervise 1 trainee at a time.  What should I do

Please nominate the trainee(s) that you can now, and return to the site to nominate new trainees when you have them.  Your account will remain open for 3 years.   The MSF database will send you regular reminders about nominating more raters. If you need to, you can turn off the database reminders as follows:

1. Log-on to your account  (If you don’t remember your password, please use the forgotten password link)

2. Go to the Nominate raters link on the left hand side and complete the section at the bottom.  I have nominated all the raters that I can at this point   Please send me reminders to add further raters on  (DD/MM/YYYY). This will stop the database sending you reminders until you have more trainees to nominate.

Why do I need to get 5 trainees to assess me?

Results from the pilot and testing suggested that getting assessment from 5 trainees will give a reliable score.

How does the MSF  tool for supervisors help with my professional development portfolio?

The MSF tool for supervisors is a voluntary, web-based feedback system for the evaluation of the effectiveness of supervisors and educators. The purpose of the system is to generate potential educationally important feedback to the supervisor/educator about their own performance. This feedback can then be used towards regulatory requirements for supervisors/educators.

What happens if a supervisor receives poor feedback from trainees?

The supervisor will receive an individual confidential report which they may choose to use to guide further professional development.