Extension of COVID derogations

Published: 22/07/2020

In May, the GMC approved a number of proposals for temporary curriculum derogations to support trainee progression at ARCP in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These covered the period May – August 2020.

It has become clear that the impacts of Covid-19 will continue to be felt for a significant period beyond this date. The GMC has confirmed that the approved derogations will continue to apply during the period of major disruption to training, and will only be removed following engagement with the SEBs and wider system. They have updated the published position to reflect this which will be kept under periodic review.