We set the standards for providers of medical education and training, and we regularly check to make sure those standards are met. Here you'll find the standards, guidance and curricula we publish along with supporting materials. 

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2021 national training survey results

The results of the 2021 NTS are now available via our online reporting tool. Use the quick links below to access the results in your trust/board or speciality. You can also read about the main findings in the summary report.

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Our standards, guidance and curricula

We set the standards and outcomes for medical education and training in the UK. We regulate all stages of doctors' training and professional development.

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How we quality assure

We're responsible for assuring the quality of education and training, identifying areas of good practice as well as where our standards are not being met.

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Reports and reviews

We collect annual reports from medical schools and postgraduate bodies. We also collect data from visits, surveys and other sources. We use this to identify trends, concerns and examples of good practice.

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How to become a doctor

From education and work experience to funding and support, find out what's involved in becoming a practising UK doctor.