Reviewing the Outcomes for graduates

We recently consulted on revisions to our Outcomes for graduates which set out what newly qualified doctors from UK medical schools must know and be able to do.

Medicine and medical education and training respond continually to changes in the health of the population, changes in healthcare systems and developments in the technologies used to diagnose, treat and manage illness.

An updated set of the Outcomes was published in June 2018. However, based on our consultation, we are doing an extra review for the list of practical procedures that was part of the previous Outcomes.

What happens next?

A review group will revise the practical procedures list from the Outcomes, and a similar list used for the Foundation Programme curriculum, the core clinical and procedural skills for provisionally registered doctors in Outcomes for provisionally registered doctors.

The aim is to ensure that our expectations of practical skills are aligned across medical education and the first two years of doctors' training

We welcome suggestions and comments about:

  • what should be on the lists
  • what should not be on the lists
  • when students or doctors should be expected to have a particular skill
  • how students or doctors could be allowed to demonstrate they have a skill.

If you have any questions about the review, please contact us at