- The Department of Health (England) ask the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) to explore the concept of credentialing.
- PMETB and GMC merger.
- GMC launch credentialing pilot study.
- The study shows the feasibility of developing credentialing using different methodologies based around an individual's knowledge, skills and performance.
- View the final reports of the credentialing pilot study
- The GMC's Council agree in principle that a regulatory framework for credentialing should be established, and further development work is taken forward by the Credentialing Working Group.
- View the final report of the Credentialing Working Group
- Professor Sir David Greenaway's 2013 report, Shape of Training: Securing the future of excellent patient care, includes credentialing as part of the recommended future architecture of specialist and general practice (GP) training.
- With a slightly different focus, the Government's 2014 response to Sir Bruce Keogh's report on the regulation of cosmetic interventions supports credentialing as one of the ways of improving standards and regulation in cosmetic surgery.
- GMC runs framework consultation on the broad principles and processes for our credentialing model.
- 69% of 217 responses agree with our reasons for introducing credentials and just 16% disagree. Some respondents are concerned about how our framework will be implemented and how credentialing will work in practice.
- View the consultation document
- View the outcomes of the consultation
- GMC Council agree that we will work with a small number of early adopters to evaluate and test the cost effectiveness and efficacy of our credentialing model during 2016-17.