Background

2008

  • The Department of Health (England) ask the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) to explore the concept of credentialing.

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

  • 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

2016

  • 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. You can view the council discussion here.

2017

  • GMC consults on new curriculum standards and whether they should apply to credentials
  • the Shape implementation report was published in 2017 which contains recommendations around credentialing
  • the GMC flexibility review – which also has recommendations about credentialing was published
  • GMC GMC began re-scoping the project to make sure credentialing aligned with these developments.

2018

  • GMC developed a draft framework and from September 2018 began engagement to gain feedback on the proposals.
  • The draft framework and approach to engagement was considered by Council in November.

2019