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About this project

Doctors: You all have to use ePortfolios to log your activities for your revalidation and to progress through your careers. We've spoken to hundreds of you and the feedback is clear: the current systems are slow, unintuitive and painful to use! Twitter is full of doctors complaining about bugs and issues, and although ePortfolio providers apologise, nothing seems to change. Dozens of your blogs tell of bad experiences, and many of you come to NHS Hack Days demanding something better.

In a unique collaboration between the teams at Meducation and Podmedics, we are going to deliver that "something better". Using our experience and knowledge of physician-led software development, we can make this a reality.

We are creating a new portfolio - one that's guided by the needs of the you, one that's simple and enjoyable to use, that feels modern and fresh. We are creating a portfolio that's fast and doesn't break the day before submission. We're creating a free, open-source portfolio, that doesn't cost the NHS millions to use, and that means any software developer can help contribute.

oPortfolio will not only be a formal system for use in the NHS, it will also allow you to build a personal record of all your career information - publications, qualifications, poster presentations and work history. You will have a personalised page that you can use to show off what you've done, should you want to do so.

The oPortfolio will be designed with mobile in mind - it will have apps from day one. You will be able to complete assessments on the go, rather than having to remember everything for when you get home. 

Help us make these ideas (and lots more) a reality. Your money will let us create oPortfolio.

Update: We've written a couple of blog posts answering some common questions:

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge to oPortfolio is adoption by deaneries and colleges. We will work closely with these instituions to build in the features they need so it becomes a simple decision to adopt oPortfolio. The whole system will be open-source, so it's an easy financial decision for the NHS to adopt it. In the worst case, where no-one wants to use what we make - we will have at least created a showcase of how it SHOULD be done, leaving the deaneries and colleges with no excuse not to improve their systems.

We are experienced software developers who have created both high-traffic websites and mobile apps, and therefore we do not foresee any problems with the technical creation of oPortfolio.

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    SUPPORTER: Be known forever as a forward-thinking medic! Your name, and a link of your choice, will appear on our supporters page.

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    BADGE CARRIER: We'll send you an exclusive personalised oPortfolio sticker so that you can proudly show off your support for innovation in the NHS. Plus you'll receive the £10 reward.

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    TESTER: Be the first to try oPortfolio by joining our beta-testing program. Get exclusive access to the website and apps before they're public. Plus you'll get the £10 and £15 rewards.

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    ADVISOR: Get exclusive access to our internal mailing list where you can help guide and shape the features that appear in the first version of oPortfolio! Plus you'll get the £10 - £25 rewards.

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    CREATOR: Spend a day with the team as we work on oPortfolio. Be there as the magic happens and be part of the journey! Plus you'll get the £10 - £50 rewards.

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    DISCUSSER: Spend an evening with Jeremy and Ed, where you can chat in depth over dinner about where you want oPortfolio to go and how you think we should get there! Plus you'll get the £10 - £100 rewards.

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    PARTNER: Remind everyone daily that you were this amazing, and have a photo, logo or image of your choice displayed in the footer of the oPortfolio website and on the loading screen of the oPortfolio apps. Plus the £10 - £250 rewards.

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