The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) is responsible for the monitoring of medical training in the UK on behalf of the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians. It sets and maintains standards of training and assessment in the 30 medical specialties and 3 sub-specialties, in accordance with the requirements set by the General Medical Council (GMC). It does this by:

  • Developing curricula and related assessment methods for core medical training and the medical specialties and sub-specialties
  • Providing advice to deaneries on the quality management of training as part of the GMC's Quality Framework
  • Recording and monitoring trainees' progress through their medical training and making recommendations to the GMC for the award of the certificate of completion of training (CCT) and the certificate of eligibility for specialist registration - combined programme (CESR (CP)) for trainees.

The JRCPTB also evaluates applications for certificates of eligibility for specialist registration (CESR), making recommendations to the GMC for physicians who wish to practice as a consultant but have completed training or gained equivalent experience outside of a UK approved training programme.

For further information about specialty training and assessment, including curricula and guidance, please visit the JRCPTB website.