Curricula review project

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Curricula Review Project - June 2021 Update

Further to feedback we received from the GMC regarding our curricula submission in December 2020, we submitted a further submission in May 2021 to gauge views from the GMC's Curriculum Advisory Group (CAG) on current developments with the proposed curriculum framework, including:

  • developing current personal development plans (PDPs) into personalised placement development plans which utilise curricula capabilities to shape activities and progress;
  • development of ARCP decision aids for core and higher training;
  • further development on our High Level Outcomes (HLOs) to ensure more alignment across core and higher specialty curricula.

Once feedback is received, we will be launching our second consultation on the full curriculum framework, inviting comments from all stakeholders.

We are continuing to work towards implementation in August 2022, and will shortly be publishing transition plans. To aid with implementation, we will also be launching an implementation hub; full details will follow soon.

If you have any queries in the meantime,  you can contact our Curricula Team at, or on 0208 618 4170.

Why are we reviewing our curricula?

We're conducting an extensive revision of all psychiatric training curricula, to be implemented in August 2022.

This will meet the new standards set by the GMC, and make sure the training programme is in line with the principles of the Shape of Training review.

The aim of the new framework is to ensure a clear purpose for each curricula, including High Level Outcomes (HLOs) and Key Capabilities (KCs).

Curriculum Framework

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