Consultation on a new version of the GP Curriculum

The RCGP is consulting on a new and updated version of the GP Curriculum, which we hope to launch in 2019 for use in GP specialty training programmes. All stakeholders are invited to take part in the consultation.

The RCGP Curriculum describes the attitudes, skills and expertise required to become a competent and capable General Practitioner in the UK National Health Service. It sets the UK educational framework for GP training and forms the foundation for career-long professional development.

It is important that the RCGP Curriculum meets the current and future needs of GP trainees and the populations we serve. For this reason, it is regularly updated, with input from a wide range of interested parties.

Currently, GP specialty training lasts three years, and with an already very full curriculum our main aim is to make the new version more user-friendly and practical by:

  • emphasising key priorities and core knowledge
  • balancing specific, detailed knowledge with the more generic competencies required of a modern GP
  • making sure the learning points are testable and achievable within the available timeframe.

The new GP Curriculum and Topic Guides

The new GP Curriculum is a revised version of Being a GP, which has been brought up-to-date and revised to align with the GMC’s Generic Professional Capabilities Framework.

The curriculum is supported by a series of Topic Guides on professional and clinical themes, which include a knowledge and skills guide, case discussion, and guidance on learning and assessment.

You are invited to comment on the Curriculum and Topic Guides via the online consultation form (see link below).

Being a GP [PDF]

Topic Guides on Professional Capabilities [PDF]

Topic Guides on Specific Population Groups [PDF]

Topic Guides on Clinical Issues [PDF]

Participate in the consultation

We welcome responses from all stakeholders, including patients, patient organisations, trainees, trainers and other educators, established GPs, healthcare managers etc.

Please submit your response through the online consultation form

The consultation is open until 1 July 2018.

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