Purpose of the new quality criteria
Development of the new quality criteria
The way forward
The JRCPTB will progress this initiative from 2018 onwards, on behalf of the three UK Royal Colleges of Physicians, in partnership with its major stakeholders in the postgraduate training system and wider NHS.
There is an expectation that all organisations and individuals responsible for delivering UK postgraduate medical education and training will begin to integrate these criteria into GIM and AIM training programmes from 1 August 2018. The criteria are designed to augment other relevant national guidance, such as the Gold Guide requirements for core or specialty training programmes, relevant employment guidance6 and General Medical Council standards for education and training. The criteria were primarily developed for the role of GIM Registrar but there is broad agreement they are relevant to AIM Registrar roles and their use here is encouraged. Work to support fully embedding these quality criteria into wider acute medicine posts, including rotas, and to monitor their implementation will continue in 2018.
The JRCPTB intends to monitor the implementation of the quality criteria for both GIM and AIM Registrars and Core Medical Trainees for the foreseeable future and to discuss the findings with its training partners. It is anticipated that, in time, a set of quality criteria drawing on the learning from existing quality criteria will be developed to assist the implementation of the new Internal Medicine curriculum.