Education consultations and reviews
This page outlines our current and recent public consultations and reviews of our work around medical education and training.
Further details of GMC consultations can be found at our consultations website.
Reviewing our approach to quality assurance
In line with our Education Strategy 2011-2013 (pdf), the GMC is undertaking a comprehensive review of our approach to quality assuring medical education and training.
The review began in early 2012 and will conclude towards the end of 2013.
Review of education and training standards
We are starting a review of education and training standards in 2013 as part of our overall review of our approach to quality assurance.
We aim to have draft standards for consultation early in 2014.
Review of the impact of Tomorrow's Doctors (2009)
Beginning in 2013, we are reviewing the impact of Tomorrow's Doctors (2009), which sets the outcomes for undergraduates.
Review of health and disability in medical education and training
This review examines the challenges that disabled medical students and trainee doctors face at all stages of education and training and any implications for the regulatory framework.
The review began in early 2012 and is ongoing.
For details see review of health and disability in medical education and training.
Review of the routes to GP and specialist registration
15 March 2012 - 15 June 2012
This consultation sought views on proposed changes to the way doctors are assessed for GP or specialist registration through the equivalence route.
The consultation report was endorsed by Council in September 2012.
For details see review of the routes to GP and specialist registration.
Recognising and approving trainers
6 January 2012 - 30 March 2012
This consultation sought feedback on our proposed new arrangements for the recognition and approval of trainers, and invited comments on a number of questions arising from the recommendations.
Following consultation, GMC Council has agreed a phased process for implementing new arrangements for recognising trainers.
For details see recognition and approval of trainers.
The review of continuing professional development
17 October 2011 - 10 February 2012
We have now published guidance on CPD following a two-year review culminating in widespread public consultation.
For details see publications, reports and research on CPD.
National postgraduate professional examinations
17 February 2011 - 31 March 2011
Since the consultation closed work has progressed and the latest information can be found at national professional examinations.
Amendments to the Applications for GP and Specialist Registration Regulations 2010
21 February 2011 - 21 March 2011
The revised Regulations were approved by Parliament in summer 2011 and can be seen at Applications for General Practice and Specialist Registration Regulations.
A review of the future regulation of medical education and training
12 January 2010 - 9 March 2010
The final report was published in April 2010 and can be seen at Review of the Future Regulation of Medical Education and Training.