Guidance on standards for GP specialty training

January 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

Guidance on standards for GP specialty training have been released by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) and the Committee of General Practice Education Directors (COGPED).

GP education programmes that meet the requirements of this guidance, an update of guidance first published in 2008 and based on the GMC's The Trainee Doctor standards - will be assumed to meet General Medical Council standards.

Significant developments in this version include:

• Reference to the requirements of appraisal and revalidation for educational supervisors.
• An updated section on making GP recruitment more generic and future proof.
• Further reference to sharing information on trainees; the need to support and report on trainees in difficulty; and the role of regulators (including the GMC and CQC) in GP specialty training.
• Specific reference to the need for trainees to be released to attend 70% of the formal GP teaching programme.
• Reference to the importance and function of the Trainee ePortfolio and the role of the multi-professional primary healthcare team in assessing trainee competence.
• An extension to the maximum period between re-approvals for GP trainers and GP training practices from three to five years.

In addition, several annexes of standards for educational supervisors, clinical supervisors and training programme directors have also been integrated into the new Academy of Medical Educators' Framework for the Professional Development of Postgraduate Medical Supervisors, which includes suggestions for the sort of evidence educators might provide to show compliance with the guidelines.

The College recommends that all deaneries and Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs) responsible for quality management use this guidance and that the GMC makes reference to it when quality assuring GP specialty training.

Resources

Clinical Pain Advisor July 2018 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) July 2018 Lund University libraries Directory of Open Access Journals. Supported by the Information Programme of the Open Society...
Sexuality and You July 2018 A popular website on contraception and sexual health spearheaded by Queen's University researchers is ranked among the...
Managing Head Injury July 2018 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
Challenges to finding treatments for dementia July 2018 A report by Raj Long, Senior Regulatory Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sets out what and where hurdles...
Personal Health Budgets: a guide for GPs July 2018 A practical guide to personal health budgets (PHBs) for GPs in England has been published by the Royal College of General...
RCGP and Arthritis Research UK e-learning module July 2018 Musculoskeletal Care (MSK) is the focus of a new e-learning course launched recently by the Royal College of General...
Pain Management Training Site July 2018 Inflexxion has unveiled the next generation of its accredited pain assessment and treatment education website. Doctors,...
inPractice® Oncology July 2018 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
Anticoagulation Manager June 2018 The Anticoagulation Manager is a mobile application developed through the collaborative efforts of the CDC and the Georgia...
Search by Keyword