Anaesthetic CCT Curriculum 2020 - what are we doing?

  • In 2014 Dr Aidan Devlin undertook a review of the existing 2010 Anaesthetic curriculum, conducting a survey of fellows and members to learn more about rumoured issues.
  • Senior members of the ACRG met with the GMC and the Curriculum Oversight Group (COG) which consists of Deans, representatives from the Shape of Training review and representatives from the Departments of Health, in order to discuss our purpose statement which has received conditional approval from the GMC’s Curriculum Oversight Group (COG).
  • Attended GMC led workshops on various issues such as governance, consultation, equality and diversity considerations, and writing learning outcomes.
  • Delivered presentations at Regional Advisors Anaesthesia and College Tutors meetings.
  • Met with representatives from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, the Intercollegiate ACCS Committee, Health Education England and COPMeD.
  • Learned lessons from colleagues at the JRCPTB and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health who have piloted the new GMC standards and received GMC approval of new curricula.
  • Contacted specialist societies and subject matter experts to identify the top ten activities that an anaesthetist on completion of the generalist CCT anaesthetic training programme will be able to perform independently in an area of practice.
  • Begun to define the high level outcomes that will form the fundamental structure of the 2020 curriculum.
  • Delivered presentations at other meetings such as the Edinburgh Update meeting and the Winter Symposium.