Foundation Programme Curriculum 2016 - share your views

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18 / 9 / 2014 9.54am

NHS Employers has been asked by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) to comment on a proposed revision of the Foundation Programme Curriculum in readiness for the 2016 intake into Foundation years 1 and 2. The Academy describes the changes from the 2012 curriculum to be evolutionary and therefore do not anticipate major changes from the 2012 format, syllabus, assessment, methodology or the principles and purpose of formative learning tools which were introduced in 2012.

In order for us to respond to the AoMRC, we would be grateful if employers, ideally those most closely involved with the training and supervision of foundation doctors, could answer the following questions:

  1. Is there anything you would like to see added to the curriculum?
  2. Is there anything you think should be removed from the curriculum?
  3. Have you any comments on the formative assessment process of Supervised Learning Events (SLEs). Have these worked well in your organisation or are changes needed to the process or guidance on SLEs?
  4. Is there anything since 2012 that has worked particularly well and should not be changed?
  5. Are you aware of anything that has not worked so well and should be clarified in the new curriculum (or removed)? 

We would also appreciate any views you have on whether the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) needs to be included in Foundation Year 1.

The final curriculum will need to be submitted to the GMC by summer 2015. As the time scale must allow for further consultation and revisions, we would appreciate any comments by 3 October 2014, sent to



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