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Curriculum resources 

A brief guide to the curriculum (click)

Resources for the 5 GMC generic professional capability groups which underpin the RCGP 13 core capabilities areas can be found here.

Knowing yourself and relating to others
Applying clinical knowledge and skill
Managing complex and long term care
Working well within and across organisations
Caring for the whole person in the wider community

1. Knowing yourself and relating to others

Fitness to practise

Demonstrating the attitudes and behaviours expected of a good doctor

Managing the factors that influence your performance

Maintaining an ethical approach

Treating others fairly and with respect and acting without discrimination

Providing care with compassion and kindness

Communication and consultation

Establishing an effective partnership with patients

Maintaining a continuing relationship with patients, carers and families


2. Applying clinical knowledge and skill

Data gathering and interpretation

Applying a structured approach to data gathering and investigation

Interpreting findings accurately to reach a diagnosis

Clinical examination and procedural skills

Demonstrating a proficient approach to clinical examination

Demonstrating a proficient approach to the performance of procedures

Making decisions

Adopting appropriate decision-making principles

Applying a scientific and evidence-based approach

Clinical management

Providing general clinical care to patients of all ages and backgrounds

Adopting a structured approach to clinical management

Making appropriate use of other professionals and services

Providing urgent care when needed


3. Managing complex and long-term care

Managing medical complexity

Enabling people living with long-term conditions to improve their health

Managing concurrent health problems within an individual patient

Adopting safe and effective approaches for patients with complex needs

Working with colleagues and in teams

Working as an effective team member

Coordinating a team-based approach to the care of patients


4. Working well in organisations and in systems of care

Improving performance, learning and teaching

Continuously evaluating and improving the care you provide

Adopting a safe and scientific approach to improve quality of care

Supporting the education and development of colleagues

Organisational management and leadership

Applying leadership skills to improve your organisation’s performance

Making effective use of information and communication systems

Developing the financial and business skills required for your role


5. Caring for the whole person and the wider community

Practising holistically, promoting health and safeguarding

Demonstrating the holistic mindset of a generalist medical practitioner

Supporting people through experiences of health, illness and recovery

Safeguarding individuals, families and local populations

Community orientation

Understanding the health service and your role within it

Building relationships with the communities in which you work



Topic guides are focused into three areas

  1. Topics guides relating to professional issues e.g. Consulting in GP, Equality & diversity, Evidence based medicine, Improving quality & safety, leadership & management, urgent care etc.
  2. Topic guides about life stages e.g. Children, People living with long term condtions including cancer, older adults, end of life care and reproductive health.
  3. Topic guides to clinical topics e.g. ENT, Respiratory, CVD, Neurology etc


Curriculum topic guides - explaining the role of the GP within the topics, emerging issues, the essential knowledge and skills required, implication, how to learn this topic and how it is assessed in WBPA (click)


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