Quality criteria for core medical training

Clipboard

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) first launched its quality criteria for core medical training (CMT) in 2015.

Developed to enhance the educational experience of trainee doctors and drive up the quality of training environments, the criteria cover:

  • the structure of the programme
  • its delivery and flexibility
  • what supervision and other levels of support is available to trainees
  • the standards of communication that should be met.  

Aside from ensuring that the CMT curriculum is covered systematically over the two-year programme, the criteria also aim to help ensure trainees develop the required experience and confidence to perform the medical registrar role, which follows core medical training (CMT).

While the criteria are aspirational in nature, it is evident that many employers have already implemented the criteria in various locations across the UK.  

The intention is to develop a culture of excellence in CMT, with all trusts having at least met the specified ‘core’ criteria by the end of 2019.

Further information on the quality criteria can be found on the JRCPTB website.

 

Latest Tweets

Latest Blog Post

Integration on the front line - NHS reservists working together

06 / 9 / 2019 2pm

Gemma Wright, programme lead for the Armed Forces programme, blogs about her experience on a military reservists hospital training exercise.

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Employers

  • A personalised website
    Manage your profile and select topics of interest to you
  • Access your dashboard
    Bookmark useful content to help you quickly find what you're looking for
  • Get involved
    Contribute to our Talking Points discussions, comment on and rate our webpages
  • Keep up to date
    Receive the latest newsletters and media summaries

Log In