GP curriculum: overview
The GP curriculum sets out what’s required to practise as a GP in the NHS and helps prepare GPs for a professional life of development and change. As well as defining outcomes, it describes teaching and learning methods and the knowledge, skills and qualities expected of GPs.
The GP curriculum in training and beyond
The curriculum is the foundation for GP training and assessment, and is relevant to GPs throughout their career. GP trainees are assessed against the version of the curriculum which is in effect at the time they begin their training. However, we recommend that all trainees refer to the most up-to-date statements as they include updated information and resources.
Curriculum Introduction and User Guide
The Introduction and user guide will help you to understand and use the curriculum effectively
The curriculum statement
You can download the current version of the curriculum below.
1 Core curriculum statement
Being a General Practitioner
- The core curriculum statement provides a full description of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required of a GP in managing patients and their problems.
1 Being a General Practitioner [PDF] full printable version
1 Being a General Practitioner [PDF] e-version with navigation
2 Contextual statements
The four contextual statements explore particular aspects of general practice in greater depth.
3 Clinical statements
The clinical examples apply the competences in Being a General Practitioner to population groups or to organ based conditions.
Using the GP curriculum
Using the curriculum in everyday practice Episode 1 ‘Where’s the kidney?’
The GP curriculum map is a searchable version of the curriculum. This is being update and available soon.
GP curriculum self assessment tools
The GP curriculum and GP training and development
The GP curriculum defines the knowledge, skills and qualities required throughout a GP's career, from trainee to experienced practitioner.
It’s the basis of our MRCGP membership exam, and underpins our CPD resources for experienced GPs.
Previous versions and development of the GP curriculum
Previous versions of the curriculum
You’re assessed against the version of the curriculum that was current when you started your training.
Development of the original GP curriculum: background information
The GP curriculum is designed to provide a thorough grounding in the principles of the discipline, without attempting to cover all possible contexts.
The original version of the curriculum was approved by PMETB in 2007. PMTEB later merged with the GMC, and the GMC is now responsible for approving the GP curriculum and assessments.
To provide feedback on the curriculum, contact email@example.com.