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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 on our consultations website.

Current reviews

Medical licensing assessment

We are developing proposals for the introduction of a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA), designed to create a common threshold for entry on to the UK medical register.

The consultation on plans to establish the MLA runs from 31 January to 30 April 2017. We are keen to hear views from all those with an interest in medical education and training, and assessment.

Find out how to take part on our MLA consultation webpage.

Standards for curricula and assessment review

We are reviewing our standards for curricula and assessment, and developing new standards which will also apply to regulated credentials.

We consulted on draft standards during September and October 2016, and aim to publish new standards with updated assessment guidance in early 2017. 

Development of generic professional capabilities

We have developed a generic professional capabilities framework (GPC) to be included in all postgraduate curricula which reinforces the professional, non-technical skills required of doctors.

Council approved the framework in February 2016, and we are now working with the AoMRC on guidance to help medical colleges and faculties embed GPCs into all postgraduate medical curricula in 2017.

Introducing regulated credentials

In 2015 we consulted on introducing regulated credentials to enhance medical regulation and patient protection.

Council agreed in April 2016 that we should work with early adopters to evaluate our credentialing model during 2016-17.

Working together to better support doctors in training

Since 2010 we've been working with education and training organisations across the UK to understand doctors' progression through the training programmes we approve.

This work includes:

  • using our standards and quality assurance framework to drive change
  • working with others to understand the issues, take action and share knowledge and practice
  • using data and evidence to measure and monitor progress.

Completed reviews

For information about our completed reviews and closed consultations in education and training, see completed education consultations and reviews.