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FPH welcomes GMC's 'Adapting for the Future' report

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published a report, Adapting for the future: a plan for improving the flexibility of UK postgraduate medical training.

Brendan Mason, Faculty of Public Health (FPH) Academic Registrar, said: "FPH welcomes the GMC proposals which will result in valuable flexibility in the design and delivery of postgraduate training.

"Standardising the learning outcomes in curriculum should not only facilitate transfer during training but facilitate team working between specialities.

"The move to determine completion of training by the demonstration of learning outcomes rather than time served is particularly welcome. The only time limit should be that required to robustly demonstrate the achievement of these learning outcomes.

"Although, in common with all specialities, public health has its own ‎peculiarity, a flexible approach will make the overarching approach deliverable within the specialty."

Specialty training in public health already uses many of the flexibilities outlined in the recommendations, and the revised curriculum of 2015 was developed to be based around learning outcomes with a flexibility around time. We will continue to work with the GMC, other Royal Colleges and training programmes across the UK to develop any further refinements required for the 2020 goals.

Written: 31/03/2017 , last modified: 31/03/2017

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