Approvals: Postgraduate education and training
The standards and outcomes for postgraduate medical education and training have been aligned following the merger of PMETB with the GMC. The Trainee Doctor consolidates the standards and outcomes previously set out in The New Doctor, the Generic standards for specialty including GP training and the Standards for Deaneries. There are also Standards for curricula and assessment systems (revised April 2010) for specialty including GP training.
For postgraduate medical education and training, GMC approves the following against the above standards:
- the Foundation Programme curricula and assessment systems
- specialty including GP curricula and assessment systems
- sub-specialty curricula and assessment systems
- programmes of education or training.
The GMC has introduced requirements for all trainees to transfer to the most recent GMC approved curriculum and a statement was released on 30 November 2012 on moving to the current curriculum (pdf).
A statement was also released on 30 November 2012 on taking time out of training (pdf) to provide clear guidance to Postgraduate Deaneries, Medical Royal Colleges/Faculties and trainees on the management of absences from training and their affect on training.