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

  • 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.

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.