We are introducing a framework for GMC-regulated credentials for doctors. GMC-regulated credentials will be focused in discrete areas of practice where consistent clinical standards recognised across the UK are necessary to support better and safer patient care.
GMC-regulated credentials will be considered for approval:
- in unregulated areas of practice where there may be significant patient safety risks.
- where the capacity to train doctors is insufficient to meet patient or service needs.
A framework for GMC-regulated credentials
We engaged on our draft framework until February 2019. We analysed what we heard, refined our proposals and this was ultimately signed off by our Council in June 2019 The feedback you've shared has helped to inform the development of the final framework.
Frequently asked questions and other supporting documents will be added shortly.
A phased introduction
In June 2019, the GMC Council approved the framework for GMC-regulated credentials and proposals for a phased introduction by working with a limited number of early adopters. We will also set up task and finish groups for the early adopters to help us evaluate and improve our processes, which will feed into a review of this first phase.
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