RCGP receives official approval for GP training curriculum

The Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) has approved a new RCGP curriculum which will transform the period of postgraduate medical education.

General practitioner
General practitioner

This period of education, known as Specialist Training for General Practice, occurs from the end of the Foundation Programme to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including clinical and communication skills, and professional attitudes.

The RCGP has said the curriculum is based on joint principles of ‘science and sharing’ and has been tailored for those doctors intending to take up general practice in the modern NHS.

The GP curriculum has been drawn up based on the General Medical Council’s key document, Good Medical Practice, and highlights six key competencies:

  • Primary care management
  • Person-centred care
  • Problem-solving skills specific to general practice
  • A comprehensive approach
  • Community orientation
  • An holistic approach

Professor Mayur Lakhani, chairman of the RCGP, said: ‘This signals the advent of a new standard of general practice. This is groundbreaking news and we are delighted to have secured the unconditional approval of the PMETB.

Find all the resources you need to meet the learning requirements of the RCGP curriculum on our GP Curriculum Centre

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