The new core curriculum consists of 4 Professional Identities (PIs):
- Professional Identity 1: Healthcare Professional
- Professional Identity 2: Researcher, Scholar and Educator
- Professional Identity 3: Clinical Expert
- Professional Identity 4: Champion for Women’s Health.
Capabilities in Practice (CiPs)
Each PI consists of a number of CiPs, which are high-level statements setting out what a doctor should be able to do at the end of training. The new CiPs support a move away from a ‘disease-based’ structure to encourage a more patient-centred approach that prioritises the needs and complexities of each individual patient.
Each CiP is supported by the key skills expected to be demonstrated by a CCT holder. Each key skill has a set of descriptors associated with that activity or task.
The descriptors are intended to help Trainees and trainers recognise the minimum level of knowledge, skills and attitudes which should be demonstrated by O&G doctors. They may be used to provide guidance to Trainees when they self-assess their performance against the minimum expected standards for their year of training. It is not a comprehensive list, and there are many more examples that would provide equally valid evidence of performance.