Changing the O&G curriculum has involved substantial contributions from a wide range of stakeholders.
A large number of clinicians, trainers, Trainees, nominated leads from the relevant Specialist Societies and RCOG staff have been taking part in curriculum writing workshops, focus groups and discussions, with the first such event taking place in April 2016.
The other significant input has been from the College’s Women’s Network, and a group of selected people who use O&G services – the Specialists of Tomorrow Public Insight Group. Some members of this group took part in a public engagement event designed to capture their feedback on what they want from their doctors.
Further consultation was also carried out with wider members of this group through online engagement, and the RCOG Education Board has received regular reports on progress.
We have also received generous assistance from other colleges, notably the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH) and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) (Internal Medicine), who have successfully obtained approval for their new curricula.