UK Shape of Training steering group: report

Analysis, assessment and conclusions reached by the group in response to the Shape of Medical Training review.

Glossary of terms

SoTR: Shape of Training review, written by Sir David Greenaway, published October 2013

UKSTSG: UK Shape of Training Steering Group

GMC: General Medical Council

MSC: Medical School Council

NES: NHS Education for Scotland

HEE: Health Education England

COPMeD: Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans

JRCPTB: The Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board - comprised of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

RCSEng: Royal College of Surgeons of England

RCGP: Royal College of General Practitioners

RCOG: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

RCPCH: The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

RCOphth: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

RCoA: The Royal College of Anaesthetists

UKMERG: UK Medical Education Reference Group: This encompasses representation from the four UK health departments and the four statutory post -graduate medical education bodies.

MLA: Medical Licensing Assessment


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