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Junior Doctors – MAST Assessments and iClip Training

14 July, 2020

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. and Sepsis

All simulations across the five areas need to be completed. Should you have questions about the content or process please contact the IT Training Team at:

Mast Training and Assessments:

The Trust requires all staff to be up to date with their Mandatory and Statutory Training (MAST). To help you achieve this, we have enabled web based eAssessments for the following core topics:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Equality, Diversity & Human Rights
  • Health, Safety & Welfare
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Information Governance
  • Moving & Handling
  • Safeguarding Adults

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

  • Blood Transfusion – Critical Steps for Safe Blood Transfusion
  • Naso-Gastric Tube Placement

These eAssessments and content 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.

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

Step 2: Access and complete the eAssessments/Materials:

  • Using your profile ID log in via
  • 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

Video: iPDF – Accessing and Completing Mast Training

Video: iPDF – Accessing and Completing iClip Training

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
    iClip Simulations: contact
  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


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