The Academy has developed a number of frameworks for use in postgraduate medical education.
Transferable Competences Framework
A transferable competences framework is being developed by a working group of the ASTC. It is anticipated that this will be published by Autumn 2012.
Acute Kidney Injury: A competency Framework
This framework was commenced under the auspices of the AKI delivery group and thereafter developed by the Academy with sponsorship from the Royal College of Nursing and the National Outreach Forum. It aims to promote better care of patients with, or at risk of AKI by all members of the clinical team
E-health Competency Framework
The Ehealth Competency Framework - Defining the Role of the Expert Clinician has been developed by the Scottish Government and the Academy, to define the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required by practising clinicians who have a role in eHealth at a local, regional or national level. The framework covers abroad range of domains from generic competences required by all, such as the safe and secure management of health information, to areas of in depth informatics knowledge which may only be required by a limited number of individuals. It is hoped medical and dental practitioners can use the framework to demonstrate achievement of competences relevant for their roles within their own organisations at different stages of their professional careers.
Common Competences Framework
The Common Competences Framework for Doctors was developed by the Academy Specialty Training Committee to help inform the development of core and specialty curricula of the Royal Colleges and Faculties. The Framework supplements the specialty specific competences within the specialty training curricula.
The framework identifies the common competences that should be acquired by doctors in core and specialty training in the United Kingdom. It has been derived primarily from competences that were previously defined within the specialty training curricula and, where appropriate, the revised Foundation Programme Curriculum. It has been supplemented by information from additional curricula and frameworks that had been developed by other bodies.
The Academy worked jointly with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement as part of the Enhancing Engagement in Medical Leadership project to develop a Medical Leadership Competency Framework for all stages of a doctors career and Medical Leadership Curriculum for postgraduate and specialty training. This UK-wide project aims to promote medical leadership and help create organisational cultures where doctors seek to be more engaged in management and leadership of health services and non-medical leaders genuinely seek their involvement to improve services for patients across the UK.