The General Medical
Council (GMC) has published an updated version of Outcomes for
Graduates, which sets out the professional knowledge, skills, values and
behaviours that new UK medical graduates must know and be able to demonstrate.
The outcomes have
been mapped to the GMC's generic professional capabilities framework to ensure
that graduates have the capabilities that NHS organisations need on entry into
the foundation programme where they will further consolidate their
have until the summer of 2020 to implement the new requirements. The GMC
expects students starting in the 2020/21 academic year to go through programmes
fully mapped to the updated outcomes.
Employers can work
with medical schools to provide and quality manage clinical placements and
opportunities that enable medical students to build knowledge, skills and
practical experience to meet the outcomes.
The GMC will
further review the practical procedures list (appendix one in the 2009 Outcomes
for graduates) and, also, the core clinical and procedural skills for
provisionally registered doctors, contained in Outcomes for
provisionally registered doctors.
This dual review
will ensure the two are more closely aligned, achieving a consistency and
clarity that better reflects what is expected of learners at each stage of
their education and training.
on Outcomes for Graduates can
be accessed on the GMC website.