As previously indicated in our 2 February update we are now in a position to announce that agreement with the HEE Physician Specialty Recruitment Office has been reached and the alternative certificate has
When a new curriculum and assessment system is introduced, the GMC requires all trainees to transfer to it within two years of its implementation. Trainees working less than full time or out of programme will not be exempt from transferring to the new curriculum. The only exception to this requirement are trainees in their final year of training at the time a new curriculum is introduced. They may remain on the ‘old’ curriculum.
We recognise that this is an extremely stressful time for trainees and understand the concerns that have been expressed by trainees about the alternative certificate published by the Physician Specialist Recruitment Office (PSRO).
It is recognised that the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected trainees’ outpatient experience and has resulted in new ways of working especially the virtual outpatient clinic. We have introduced the Outpatient Care Assessment Tool (OPCAT) to help with the assessment of outpatient capability in Internal Medicine (clinical CiP 4) and it can also be used in higher training. The OPCAT is designed to be used in a single clinic whether that is face to face or virtual and may be used during a direct observation if the trainer is present or as an assessment at the end of a clinic.
Join us on at 5.30pm on Wednesday 20 January for a live Twitter Q&A with Dr Mike Jones.
Mike will answer questions on the impact of COVID-19 on training and progression. He will also provide helpful information on new workplace based assessments to support training.