Junior Doctors – MAST Assessments and iClip Training

Junior Doctors – Completing Essential Training Before Joining

Before you start date, there are two areas of “essential” training you should be completing

  • iClip Simulation training – iClip is the main patient administration system
  • Mandatory and Statutory Training (Mast) – standard core skills/topics required of all staff working in NHS

iClip Simulation Training:

iClip Training must be completed and evidenced before you are able to obtain your Registration Authority (RA Card) and gain access to the system. There are four areas for iClip Training:

  1. Documentation
  2. Medication
  3. Ordering Tests, Investigations and Referrals
  4. Health Information Exchange
  5. Sepsis
  6. EDM (Electronic Document Management)

All simulations across the six areas need to be completed. Should you have questions about the content or process please contact the IT Training Team at:  IT.Trainers@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Mast Training:

The Trust requires all staff to be up to date with their Mandatory and Statutory Training (MAST). To help you achieve this, the following core topics have been made available:

  1. Conflict Resolution
  2. Counterfraud Training
  3. Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
  4. Fire Safety
  5. Freedom To Speak Up
  6. Health, Safety and Welfare
  7. Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2
  8. Information Governance
  9. Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties – Level 2
  10. Moving and Handling – Level 1
  11. Prevent – Basic Awareness Levels 1 – 2
  12. Safeguarding Adults – Level 2
  13. Safeguarding Children – Level 2 (NB If you as joining as a Paediatric trainee you will need to do Level 3 which is covered at your local induction once you join the trust, so you do not need to complete Level 2)

When you access these courses, you will see instructions to access the assessments for the relevant topic – if you feel you have sufficient knowledge, you can go directly to the assessment to complete the training rather than having to go through all the course content unnecessarily.

In addition, two more recently mandated topics are available, which comprise of 2 elements (content package and assessment – you must complete both):

  1. Blood Transfusion – Critical Steps for Safe Blood Transfusion
  2. Naso-Gastric Tube Placement

These can be accessed from any web-enabled device: phone, tablet, PC or Mac, anytime/anyplace if you have an internet connection.

At your induction, you will be advised of any other additional topics and how to complete those eg Resuscitation or Moving and Handling (Practical)

How to access and complete your training:

Step 1: Obtain your ID number:

  • You require an ID number to access and complete the iPDF materials. We advise you to use your National Insurance (NI) number to create your ID number. Obtain your encrypted NI number from:
    Click on the “Create Profile ID”
  • Follow the onscreen prompts and you will be emailed with your profile ID and profile activation link – activate your profile

A video demonstrating this can be seen at: iPDF – Register and Activate Profile

N.B. You may already have created a profile if you previously worked at any of the organisations below:

  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 2gether NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • NHS Nightingale Hospital London
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Sussex County Healthcare NHS Trust
  • London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
  • South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

This may prevent you from creating a new profile ID – however, you can redeem your profile ID using the “Forget Profile ID” link on the log in page, just above the “Continue” button. You will need the email address you used at your previous organisation.

Once you have redeemed your profile ID you can then update your organisation by using the “Update Profile ID” button on the log in page: as you update your organisation to St George’s (the hospital, not the university) you will be able to transfer training records to St George’s and then only do topics you have not already completed for Mast purposes. iClip training will still need to be completed.

Step 2: Access and complete the eAssessments/Materials:

  • Using your profile ID log in via https://ipdfwebapp-stgeorges.azurewebsites.net/#/login
  • Then click on the “Access E-Assessment” block and then either “Mandatory and Statutory Training (MAST) or “iClip Simulations – Junior Doctors” which ever you are trying to complete
  • The topics will appear – select a topic and complete the assessment or simulation

Further Information:

  1. What happens if I fail a topic?
    If you fail a topic (you have 3 attempts at each assessment initially, plus 1 more after 48 hours) we will contact you with further instructions about how to become compliant once at the Trust
  2. How is your MAST compliance recorded?
    Submissions are tracked using the encrypted NI number. Once you have begun work at the Trust, we will match submissions to your employee record. Any subjects you have successfully completed will be pulled into your compliance record and reported via ARIS, the Trust’s compliance reporting system
  3. What do I need to bring to the RA Team to prove completion of iClip Simulations?
    You should retain and bring with you the completion record emailed to you or log in and export the completion record:
    Video: iPDF – Exporting Completion History
  4. Can I check what I have completed?
    The system sends email notifications of your attempts to you on each and every attempt – completion records will be in your email inbox but you can export completion history records from with the iPDF system
    Video: iPDF – Exporting Completion History
  5. What do I do if I have any technical issues?
    MAST Content/Assessments: contact  MAST@stgeorges.nhs.uk
    iClip Simulations: contact  IT.Trainers@stgeorges.nhs.uk
  6. Privacy and Data Protection – what does the Trust do with my data?
    This privacy notice is issued by St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in relation to the information we collect about staff as part of our responsibilities as an employer – Please Read (PDF)

Last Updated: 19 January, 2023