From August 2021, surgical training will become outcomes-based. Trainees will be assessed against the fundamental capabilities required of consultants. The end of training will be reached when supervisors agree that a trainee is performing at the level of a day-one consultant, successfully managing the unselected emergency take, clinics and ward care, operating lists and multi-disciplinary working while demonstrating the generic professional behaviours required of all doctors.
A new assessment called the Multiple Consultant Report (MCR) encompassing the new concepts of the Generic Professional Capabilities (GPCs) and Capabilities in Practice (CiPs) is being introduced.
A summary of the new curriculum in relation to neurosurgery can be found here Neurosurgery 2020 Curriculum.pdf