Curricula review project

Core Psychiatry Curriculum: what are your thoughts on the DRAFT Core Psychiatry 2021 Curriculum?

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

Please view our new DRAFT Core Psychiatry Curriculum for 2021 and supporting Curricula Statement; let us know your thoughts via our online form by Wednesday 5 February 2020. Your feedback is invaluable to us and we value all contributions to the project.

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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)

What is the timeline for change?

All curricula will be submitted and approved by August 2020 for implementation in August 2021.

For CESR applicants it will be implemented prior to August 2021, for further guidance please see the October 2019 CESR Guidance.


December 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, SAC's and Sub-specialty Working Groups we are very pleased to announce that all applications for the first stage of the GMC application process (COG Application) have been approved.

We thank all members of the working groups for their excellent work and continued dedication to the next stage of the process, a GMC CAG Application. 

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