RCPsych Curricula Review

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Curricula Review Update - October 2021

In September 2021 we submitted our final curricula framework submission to the GMC for approval after a helpful and informative consultation exercise.

We are pleased to announce that our curricula framework has been approved by the GMC (subject to actions). We are working through the final actions at present, but can now move towards preparing for implementation. This represents a key milestone in the review programme, and we would like to thank you for your support in getting us to this stage.

We are in the process of developing an implementation hub which we hope to launch shortly. This will contain all relevant information for trainees and trainers, including:

  • Copies of final core, specialty and sub-specialty curricula
  • Psychiatry 'Silver Guide'
  • ARCP Decision Aids
  • Guidance and support for trainees and trainers
  • Example placement-specific personal development plans (PDPs)
  • Frequently asked questions about the review
  • Transition timetable

To support trainees, trainers and other key stakeholders, we will also be launching curricula 'drop-in' sessions weekly on a Thursday from December 2021. Further information will be provided in due course.

If you have any queries about the review, please contact curricula@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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).

Curricula Framework

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