Is BMJ Portfolio free? How do I access it?
Yes, BMJ Portfolio is completely free to use.
If you're already registered with BMJ Learning, you don't need to register again. You can use your BMJ Learning login to access BMJ Portfolio. Or login directly at http://portfolio.bmj.com/portfolio/main.html?locale=en_GB
If you don't have an account with BMJ Learning, you can sign up for free.
Does information get added to my portfolio automatically?
When you start a course on BMJ Learning, BMJ Portfolio automatically shows it.
You can add tags to a course when you add it to your portfolio, or at any time later on. Tags allow you to organise your courses however you like. BMJ Learning will automatically have a "type" tag, indicating that they are learning modules.
When you start a course, the date will be recorded by your portfolio. The status "in progress" will show until you have completed it.
Can I assess 'impact' in BMJ Portfolio?
Evaluating the impact of your learning is an important part of demonstrating continuing professional development.
Clicking on the title of any course in your portfolio will bring up a details window. At the top of the window, you can select the "Impact" tab. In this tab you can record how you treated patients before and after completing a learning experience, and describe the changes you have made to your practice.
Can I upload information from another portfolio?
Clicking the "New item" button allows you to manually enter information in your BMJ portfolio. After creating a new item you can upload a file for that item, so you can attach a report from another portfolio if you wish.
Can I print certificates from the portfolio?
To save or print a certificate, find the relevant course in your portfolio. Clicking the link icon for that course (towards the right of the screen) will take you to the course in BMJ Learning, where you can print or save a copy of the certificate.
Can can I create a report of my learning for an appraisal?
Clicking the "Export report" button on the top right of the screen will allow you to save a report. You can choose between .csv format (which you can open with Excel or similar software) or a PDF.
The report will show whatever information is on your screen when you export. If you'd like a report for a specific date range, or for a particular group of tags, select these before you export the report.
Click the "Tags" button to filter by tags. To get a report on a specific date range, change the "from" and "to" dates in the bar that appears just below the box showing your total credits.