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From time to time COPMeD publishes position papers setting out its views on important areas of postgraduate medical and dental education. These may be produced by COPMeD alone, or in collaboration with other bodies.

In addition, this section of the website contains key guidance documents underpinning PGME in the UK.

COPMeD Task and Finish Group: Neurodiversity Addressing the need for equitable access to assessment and support for trainees who are or may be neurodiverse

Published: 17 June 2023

Principles for supporting programme management of LTFT doctors in training

Published: 08 March 2023

Derogations statement - Final September 2022

Published: 10 November 2022

Best practice for Statutory Advisory Committees

Published: 20 September 2022

FAQ Curriculum Changes

Published: 18 July 2022

Development of SAS Doctors as Educational & Clinical Supervisors

Published: 19 October 2021

COPMeD Statement of Support

Covid-19 - Academic Training

Published: 29 May 2020

COVID-19 - ARCP and Coding Information

Published: 21 April 2020

COPMeD Guidance on managing Revalidation arrangements for doctors in Postgraduate training during the GMC’s 6-month deferral of revalidation recommendations

Published: 24 March 2020

Directory of localities and Postgraduate Medical Deans

Published: 17 March 2020

Directory as produced and shared from the COPMeD stand at DEMEC 2019

Directory of localities and Postgraduate Medical Deans

National and Regional ARCP Panels and Appeals

Published: 21 February 2020

Guide for Foundation Training in the UK

Published: 10 October 2019

COPMeD Curriculum Sub-group ToR with Curricula Checklist

Published: 15 March 2019

Guidance on undertaking additional work

Published: 07 January 2019

Reflective Practice

Published: 12 September 2018

Doctors in training and clinical supervision at out-patient clinics

Published: 06 March 2017


Published: 14 March 2016

Publications from the Medical Careers Research Group

Published: 09 March 2016

A Cross-Funder Review of Early-Career Clinical Academics: Enablers and Barriers to Pathways and Progression

Published: 09 December 2015

GMC Publications

Published: 30 July 2015

Promoting excellence: standards for medical education & training

BMA Publications

Published: 20 April 2015

Every Doctor a Scientist and a Scholar


Published: 26 May 2014

National agreed forms for use as agreed by the 4 Nations Trainee Revalidation Oversight Group.

Francis Report

Published: 26 May 2014

Summary pre-reading ahead of 12th - 13th June Residential Meeting

GMC National Training Survey

Published: 26 May 2014

The National Training Surveys are a core part of the work that the GMC carries out each year to monitor the quality of medical education and training in the UK.

Shape of Training

Published: 10 July 2013

Update on Shape of Training