What we do

Setting and reviewing curricula and assessment standards as required by the GMC

With assistance and input from each of the specialist advisory committees (SACs) we set and review the curricula for CMT, 30 higher medical specialties and three sub-specialties incorporating lay, service and professional perspectives, leadership competencies and health inequalities.  

Supporting trainees in their progress through training to certification

This involves monitoring individual trainees' progress through specialist training, providing expertise and advice as required for trainees and their supervisors, and to make recommendations for the award of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and Certificate confirming Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) via the combined programme pathway.

We provide every trainee access to our ePortfolio enabling them to record evidence of their experience, competences and courses for their entire medical training period. We are committed to a programme of ePortfolio development and improvement to ensure that it meets the current and future needs of both trainees and their supervisors. 

Find out more about what our training and certification team does.

Working with the GMC, deaneries/HEE local offices to drive improvement in the quality management of core medical training and specialty training

In accordance with the GMC Quality Improvement Framework we: 

  • Develop efficient processes, working with the Postgraduate Deans and College representatives locally, for Quality Management ensuring delivery of physician training as stipulated in curricula and assessment strategy.
  • Operate the agreed processes, gathering relevant routine data, assisting the SACs with the production of annual reports which are submitted to the GMC

For more information visit our quality management pages.