Curricula review project

March 2020 Project Update

In light of COVID-19 and increasing pressures on our clinical colleagues, the GMC have announced that they will be postponing submissions to the Curriculum Advisory Group (CAG) by two months. This is to ensure that there is no added pressure at this difficult time. Applications that were due for submission in April will now be due for submission in June 2020 (confirmed deadline to be announced). Specialties now due for submission in June are as follows:

  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Old Age Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical Psychotherapy.

Subsequent submissions that were due for August 2020 are now being postponed to October 2020. Specialties now due for submission in October are as follows: 

  • Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability
  • Addiction Psychiatry (sub-specialty)
  • Rehabilitation Psychiatry (sub-specialty)
  • Liaison Psychiatry (sub-specialty)
  • Liaison Psychiatry (post-CCT credential).

Further information regarding timescales and the impact on implementation will be circulated in due course. In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the curricula team: curricula@rcpsych.ac.uk

Why review the curricula?

We're conducting an extensive revision of all psychiatric training curricula, to be completed by the end of 2020.

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).

New High Level Outcomes 

Please see the new GMC approved Core Psychiatry High Level Learning Outcomes (HLOs) of the 2020 Curriculum (PDF)

Please see the new GMC approved Specialist Training High Level Outcomes (HLOs) of the new 2020 Curriculum (PDF)

Please see the new GMC approved Sub-Specialty High Level Outcomes (HLOs) of the new 2020 Curriculum (PDF)

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