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Credentialing pilot study

In 2010, the GMC supported three pilot studies looking at the feasibility of credentialing in areas of practice where there was no formal specialty recognition leading to a CCT or sub-specialty, and no regulation of standards.

What were the three pilot areas?

  1. Breast disease management - led by the Association of Breast Clinicians
  2. Forensic and legal medicine - led by the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine
  3. Musculoskeletal medicine - led by the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine

What were the conclusions?

The pilots followed very different approaches, reflecting the different nature of the specialties involved. They showed the feasibility of developing credentialing using different methodologies based around the evaluation of an individual’s knowledge, skills and performance.

For more information view the final reports of the credentialing pilot study.