Radiology curricula 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 focusing on generic professional capabilities. These broader skills are required by doctors across all medical specialties to produce safe and effective patient care.

New curricula in clinical and interventional radiology that meet these standards have been approved by the GMC. All trainees, except those due to CCT before September 2021, are required to transfer to the new curricula by August 2020. More details on the clinical radiology and interventional radiology curricula, and support for implementation, can be found using the links below.


Clinical radiology curriculum

Information about the curriculum for clinical radiology training


Interventional radiology curriculum

Information about the curriculum for interventional radiology training


Implementation tools

Resources and guidance to assist in the implementation of the 2020 curricula



Workplace-based assessment, examinations and ARCP decision aids for the 2020 curricula


Kaizen e-portfolio

All you need to know about Kaizen and some recent improvements/changes as part of the ongoing project to maximise user experience.


Key documents and resources

Additional information and guidance on various aspects of training


Radiology curriculum feedback

We welcome any feedback you have about the 2020 curricula


Radiology curriculum FAQs

A list of frequently asked questions 


Radiology curriculum 2016

Previous versions of the clinical radiology and interventional radiology curricula