Changes we are making to CESR and CEGPR applications

In May 2017, we launched new standards for curricula development, which require all royal colleges and faculties to update their curricula to include generic professional capabilities by the end of 2020.

.As CESR and CEGPR applications are assessed against these specialty curricula, if you’re applying for one of these applications, you’ll need to make sure you are familiar with any updates to the curriculum for your specialty.

Why are we making changes to the curricula?

The generic professional capabilities framework sets out the essential generic capabilities needed for safe, effective and high quality medical care in the UK, with principles and professional responsibility of doctors at the heart of them.

We’ve translated these principles into educational outcomes so they can be incorporated into curricula.

Excellence by design requires that the generic professional capabilities are included in all postgraduate curricula.

Why does this affect CESR and CEGPR applicants?

CESR and CEGPR applicants are assessed against the standard of the relevant CCT curriculum in their specialty. This means that all competences of the CCT curriculum need to be demonstrated by an applicant in their evidence.

Incorporating generic professional capabilities into specialty curricula will change the structure of the curricula, so they’re based around high level learning outcomes.

To make the requirements of the application as clear as possible to doctors, we’ve updated our online application so it’s flexible and specialty specific.

What this means for CESR and CEGPR applicants

If you have already started an application in GMC Online, we’ll get in contact with you to keep you updated on the progress of curriculum development in your specialty and how this will affect your application.

If you haven’t started your application in GMC Online yet, it’s really important that you keep checking the curriculum for your specialty for updates to make sure you provide sufficient and relevant evidence in your application. You'll need to submit evidence for any updated competencies in the curriculum approved at the point you submit your application.

View the curriculum for your specialty.