GMC approves our new CSRH specialty training curriculum

Posted 27 November 2020

Date: 27 Nov 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

Our FSRH Education and Examinations teams are delighted to announce that the General Medical Council (GMC) has approved the new Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (CSRH) Specialty Training curriculum and changes to the MFSRH qualification.

This is subject to two specific action points which are: (a) sending copies of the guidance and resources to support the new CSRH when they are available and (b) providing further information on the changes to forensic training requirements. The GMC specifically commended the detail around our proposed changes to the MFSRH, which is a testament to the very hard work put in by our Examinations Committee and staff.

What happens next?

Following this news, the next steps are to:

  • Respond to the two specific actions by 29 January 2021
  • GMC issues a final approval letter and our CSRH curriculum will then be published on both the GMC and our FSRH website (expected in February 2021)
  • Proceed with full CSRH implementation on 1 August 2021
  • Plan for the first new MFSRH examination, which will be the Part 1 in April 2022 (all examinations before this date will be in the current form and curriculum)
  • Communicate with CESR applicants

There is, of course, a lot to do before 1 August 2021, and we will be asking for help with activities such as User Acceptance Testing of the new version of the ePortfolio, as well as contributing to the development of the new Training Package and further guidance. Our MFSRH Examiners will be preparing question banks and recruiting subject-matter experts to join our Exams groups who will be developing examinations in the new structure and format. We will share further information about this soon.

If you haven’t done so already as part of the consultation process, please do have a look at our draft new Curriculum, which is still draft until approved by the GMC and thus may be subject to further minor changes. We will share further curriculum materials on our website soon.