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

The current neurosurgical training syllabus (2015) is here. More information about the syllabus is available at the ISCP website.