We're conducting an extensive revision of the Community Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) training curriculum, to be completed in 2021.
We’re delighted that we’ve submitted the proposed new CSRH curriculum to the GMC for their consideration. This is a significant milestone in this important project.
The redesigned curriculum will equip the CSRH professional with the skills, knowledge and attributes needed for patient care now and in the future.
Please note the submitted CSRH curriculum awaits approval from the GMC and is subject to change. GMC approval is expected in January 20201.
What are the proposed changes?
The CSRH curriculum has been designed to develop a consultant who is a Clinical Expert, a Systems Leader, an NHS Professional and a Trainer/Educator, reflecting the core work of the CSRH consultant.
- The curriculum is broken down in to 10 high-level outcomes or Capabilities in Practice (a mix of clinical, non-clinical and generic)
- There are changes proposed to the MFSRH examination
- The curriculum will be delivered through an improved (NES) e-portfolio
Guidance and support resources
In time a suite of resources will be available on our website and the e-portfolio to support the successful transition to the new curriculum. Resources will include:
- the Curriculum Definitive Document
- information on changes to the MFSRH examination
- an implementation plan to demonstrate how the changes impact trainees at different levels
- information relating to the global judgement process
- a guide to Curriculum Capabilities in Practice including evidence required and the Annual Review of Competence
- information on transferring to the improved CSRH Training e-Portfolio
- guidance for Educational Supervisors on the Educational Supervisors Report, educational supervision meetings, professional development plans and more
New CSRH ePortfolio
We are currently working with NES to significantly develop the Training e-Portfolio to support a more user-friendly progression through the curriculum. We’re grateful for the input from trainers and trainees.
In partnership with patients
We’re confident that our curriculum will support the development of CSRH trainees in becoming top class specialists. We know that CSRH consultants, not only have the medical knowledge and technical skills they need to provide great care, but also have the essential communication skills to develop productive partnerships with their patients.
Key dates to note
- August 2020: Submission to the GMC Curriculum Advisory Group with the new CSRH Curriculum & MFSRH examination
- November 2020: Initial response from the GMC
- January 2021: Decision from GMC on the new CSRH Curriculum
- January 2021: Launch of new CESR Specialty Specific Guidance
- August 2021: Launch of revised ePortfolio
- August 2021: New CSRH Curriculum will be launched*
- August 2021: Launch of revised ePortfolio
- October 2021: deliver the new Part 1 MFSRH examination
- June 2022: deliver the new Part 2 MFSRH examination
*It is important to note that the expected launch of the new curriculum has changed since previous communications. All trainees will transfer to the new curriculum on the ePortfolio on 1 August NOT after the March and October ARCPs as previously communicated.
Please note these dates may change and are subject to GMC approval in January 2021.
If you have any questions or would like to feedback on the new CSRH curriculum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Background to the GMC Curriculum Review
The General Medical Council, in its 2017 report Excellence by Design has stated that the curricula for all medical specialties must be revised by 2020.
In response to the 2013 Shape of Training review, all curricular will also need to incorporate Generic Professional Capabilities framework. The aim is that this will meet patient, professional and service need, by embedding common generic outcomes and content across all specialty and subspecialty curricular.
2020 CSRH Specialty Curriculum
The FSRH are revising the CSRH curriculum, and although, much of the current clinical content will be the same, it will, however, be described, packaged and assessed differently, in order to:
- Incorporate the new Generic Professional Capabilities Framework
- describe generic, shared and specialty-specific outcomes
- streamline the granular “tick box” approach to assessing competencies
- emphasise the knowledge, skills and attitudes that can be applied to a wide range of circumstances.