MRCGP: information for deaneries, supervisors and trainers

Promoting Excellence for General Practice

The RCGP and COGPED are very pleased to announce the launch of “Promoting Excellence for General Practice: Application of GMC Standards to GP Specialty Training”.

In January 2016 the GMC published ‘Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training’, which sets out the standards all UK organisations responsible for training medical students, foundation and trainees, in all specialties must meet.

This document, jointly produced by COGPED and the RCGP, focuses on the specifics of GP specialty training, providing clarification and amplification of the requirements of the GMC’s “Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training’ in a GP context. In this document COGPED and the RCGP have focused on areas where there are significant differences between GP specialty training and training in other specialties, as well as on areas of risk in the delivery of high quality GP specialty training. This document covers all years of the GP training programme and all the environments in which GP specialty training takes place, NHS and non NHS, including OOH providers, in all parts of the UK.

This document will be reviewed on an annual basis. The current version was released in July 2021 and includes the following changes to the previous version: 

  • The definition of "Assessments" has been amended to include the RCA.
  • The guidance for R1.18 has been amended to provide greater clarity.
  • The supplementary guidance for R2.19 has been removed to reflect the changing legislative landscape.

We produce a range of resources for use by deaneries, supervisors and trainers involved in delivering GP training.

Differential Attainment Seminar

Hospital / Non-Primary Care Clinical Supervisors

Standards for GP training

GP curriculum resources

Trainee Portfolio resources

Fishbase guidance

Fishbase is the trainee and deanery management portal for the Trainee Portfolio.

Video guidance

Programme directors and ARCP members and chairs

The recorded webinars for these groups of users are available in Fishbase. To access the videos, simply log in to Fishbase and click one of the links on the home page (under "FishBase videos and guides").

Educational supervisors

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