Progress + & Shape of Training is COMING! August 2023

Do you know what this means for your training? Well it’s time to start reading all the amazing resources out there!

The LSP has created a brief summary of the key facts, all taken from the RCPCH website and the West Midlands School of Paeds brilliant web page. You can find further information on the college website, and all the links can be found below!

KEY FACTS

Paediatric training is about to change as Progress + is rolled out from Summer 2023. The GMC has approved the introduction of a 2 level run through speciality training programme!

MAIN CHANGES

  1. Current structure = 3 levels from ST1 – ST8
  2. New Structure = 2 levels from ST1 – ST7
    • ST 1-ST4 = CORE
    • ST5-ST7 = Speciality / Gen Paeds
  3. Exams
    • Only theory exams needed by end of ST3
    • Clinical exam needed by end of ST4
  4. More flexibility with career intentions and local needs
  5. More OOP opportunities especially between level 1 and 2
  6. Commence START prep in ST6
  7. 11 new principles introduced in the Paediatrician of the Future document

THE STRUCTURE/PATHWAY FOR PROGRESS +

Core Paediatrics:

  • ST1 – ST4
  • Will involve general paeds, tertiary neonates, speciality posts

Speciality Paediatrics:

  • ST5 – ST7
  • GRID (Sub-speciality) or General Paeds +/- SPIN

 

PLEASE READ ALL THE MATERIALS BELOW TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING TO YOUR TRAINING.

1st - Take a look at these key slides to understand the new pathway 

2nd - Check out the summary about how this will affect your training grade

3rd - Scroll past for information about how this will affect ARCP and the key links to check on the RCPCH website

 

PROGRESS TO PROGRESS+ presentation FINAL

 

How does Progress plus affect me-converted

 

HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ARCP?

Summer 2023 

ARCP will be judged against the Progress Level 1, 2 and 3 curricula

  • Consider ST4 who want to complete L2 training
  • No requirement for time based specific placements
  • Range of SLEs across general, neonatal and community settings

After Summer 2023

ARCPs will be judged against Progress+ Core and Specialty Curricula

  • ST8 can remain on L3 Progress until 29/9/2024
  • ‘Light touch’ ARCP for ST4 completing core in 2024
  • Significant overlap between learning outcomes in Progress vs Progress+
  • Progress+ curricula available on RCPCH website
  • Progress+ curriculum is a change of emphasis rather than significant new content
  • Trainees can start to include evidence of learning around child mental health, public health and in a variety of setting before 2023.
  • None of the learning acquired to date will be lost and all capabilities will be carried over and mapped to Progress+

 

KEY RESOURCES:

  • How will Progress + affect you?

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/progressplus-and-me

  • FAQs:

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/progressplus-faqs

  • I have an unanswered question. Who can I contact?

progressplus@rcpch.ac.uk

 

OTHER KEY RESOURCES:

  • Paediatrician of the Future:

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/paediatrician-future-delivering-really-good-training