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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' 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 gives an overview of how the GMC will quality assure
undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training in
the UK until 2012.
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 and an analysis by the Deanery are
available on the Deanery GMC National Training Survey
A survey of all trainers is planned for late 2013.
Please see the Postgraduate
Education and Training section of the GMC website for
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