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 will supplement 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.

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