UK Shape of Training Steering Group

The Royal College of Anaesthetists acknowledges the recent statement from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group on the development activity exploring how medical training might be adapted to meet future patient and healthcare service needs.

We agree that any proposed changes to training should be fully costed, proportionate in application and with patient interests at their heart; specifically – the full impact of such changes should be identified from the outset.  The College will engage with the collaborative mapping exercise led by the AoMRC to develop generic components of curricula where possible and as relevant for our specialty and also to look to include working across the interface between primary, secondary and community care.

Credentialing is highlighted as a potential means to deliver aspects of postgraduate medical training to those proceeding to more specialised practice and this College is particularly enthusiastic to explore the implications of this development for anaesthesia – guided by the recent GMC framework document.

24 February 2015

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