Curriculum 2020

Training curricula for all specialties and subspecialties are being rewritten in line with the GMC’s 'Excellence by Design' standards for postgraduate curricula. These standards aim to improve the flexibility of training and move away from the 'tick box' approach of previous curricula. They also hope to produce curricula that will better support patient, professional and service need, as set out in the Shape of Training Report, by focussing on generic professional capabilities. These broader skills are required by doctors across all medical specialties to produce safe and effective patient care.

New curricula approved

We are very pleased to report that the new curricula for clinical radiology and interventional radiology sub-specialty training have been approved by the GMC and the new curricula will be implemented in August 2020.  All trainees, except those due to CCT before September 2021, will be expected to transfer to the new curricula from this date.

The new curricula represent a significant departure from the current documents and are the culmination of two year’s work, with over 200 people involved in the consultation process. They provide a clearer and more concise description of what a doctor will be able to do on completion of training and define the expected level of competence for each stage of training.  

Support for implementation

A full program of support for implementation will be available, with details and some support materials appearing on this page over the next few months. A new look curriculum web page will be launching in January 2020, with all resources and support materials available. If you have any queries or comments, please email