Some Ideas and Resources for GP Educators

CBD and COT



COT Mapping Grid This is a grid for mapping COT assessments. You can use it to record the assessment level for each competency area, then for a future COT choose to discuss competency areas which are not yet assessed as 'Competent'. You can then select areas to aim for 'Excellence'. It can also help to ensure you discuss a wide variety of types of patient and consultation.


CBD Mapping Grid This is a grid for mapping CBD assessments, in a similar way.


CBD Ideas and Tips offers a few ideas about how a Case Based Discussion assesses aspects of the GP curriculum, and suggests some ideas for making a CBD effective.


CBD Preparation is a template which can be used to plan some questions to assess a few competencies during a CBD.


There are many more excellent resources on the Bradford VTS Website which discuss Case Based Discussion and Consultation Observation Tool Assessments.

For detailed advice about the requirements of Work Place Based Assessments, see the Severn Deanery Website.


Damian Kenny is a Community Education Advisor for Gloucestershire, part of the team of GP Educators of the Severn School of Primary Care.

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