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The General Medical Council
responsible for the regulation and quality assurance of medical
education and training as well as setting the standards
for training. Further information can be found on the
The Trainee Doctor
- Foundation and specialty, including GP training (pdf) integrates the
'Generic standards for specialty including GP training' with 'The New Doctor'
standards for training in the Foundation Programme.
Standards for trainers have been published and are included as a
sub-set of the standards under 'Domain 6 – Support and development
of trainees, trainers and local faculty'. The standards must be
applied wherever Foundation and specialty training take
The Quality Improvement
Framework (pdf) gives an overview of how the GMC will quality assure
undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training in
the UK until 2012.
For information relating to the review of health
and disability in medical education and training in 2013 and the
resources that are availble as a consquence, please see the
GMC website pages.
The GMC are currently undertaking a
review of postgraduate medical education and training. For further
information please see the Shape of Training
The GMC run an annual survey asking
all trainees about the training they receive in their current post.
Information on these results are available on
the Wessex GMC National Training Survey
Please see the Postgraduate
Education and Training section of the GMC website for
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