Clinical radiology curriculum

COVID-19: curriculum implementation postponed 

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on training, implementation of the clinical radiology and interventional radiology curricula has been postponed until 2021. Trainees should continue to use the 2016 curricula, and will be expected to transfer to the new curricula after their ARCP for the 2020/21 training year, by August 2021.  Further support will be available later this year.


The clinical radiology (CR) curriculum aims to meet patient and service need by ensuring that trainees develop the specialty-specific capabilities necessary to become a consultant radiologist providing a high-quality service in the NHS, alongside the generic professional capabilities expected of all doctors.

The curriculum provides a training framework, describing the standard required to achieve a certificate of completion of training (CCT) and the expected levels of progress throughout training. A document mapping the 2021 curriculum outcomes to the competences in the 2016 curriculum is available to support trainees in identifying how activities completed under the 2016 curriculum provide evidence of progress against the capabilities in practice in the new curriculum.