Curricula review project

Curricula Survey: what are your thoughts on the current Curricula?

Your feedback is invaluable to us and we are asking for initial comments on the current curricula. Please feedback your thoughts in the curricula survey by Friday 18 October.

Part of the review process process is gaining feedback from our stakeholders to ensure that the curricula meet the needs of trainees, trainers, allied health professionals, and service users.

If you would like to be involved or have a question to ask about the project, please contact: 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).

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

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


September 2019 Project Update

Each Higher Specialty, Core and Sub-Specialty have a dedicated Working Group tasked with devising and submitting the new curriculum through the GMC Application process. 

Following the very hard work of the Curricula Revision Working Group we are very pleased to announce that the first stage of the GMC application process (COG Application) for the Core Curriculum submission was approved in June 2019.

The Adult Psychiatry COG Application, the first higher training specialism, was also approved by the GMC in July 2019 following great work from the General Adult SAC. 

The remaining eight COG Applications have been submitted to the GMC on 17 September 2019. Feedback on the application outcomes will be provided from the GMC in November 2019.  

We thank all members of the working groups for their excellent work. 

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