Teaching module changes and Cornerstone extension
I trust you’ve had a safe, enjoyable, and refreshing break. We have two important announcements to help you make a positive start to the New Year:
Cornerstone Teaching module revisions
Over the past two-three months we have received feedback that our Teaching module has unrealistic expectations that may jeopardise practices participating in our GP training programme. In refreshing our Quality programmes, it was never our intention to create more work or duplication for our teaching practices. In fact, quite the opposite, we want the programmes to be relevant, appropriate, and fit-for-purpose.
Therefore, in response to this feedback, we are revising the Teaching module to provide a more streamlined version that continues to provide an effective and safe training environment for College GP registrars.
The Teaching module, in its current form, has been put on ‘hold’ and will be relaunched on 1 March 2021 (an alert will be sent to you at that time).We are offering a three month extension until 1 June 2021 for all practices that require Teaching module accreditation for registrars starting in Attachment One this year.
If your expiry date for the Teaching module is 31 July 2021 it will stay the same.
The other good news is that we are providing all practices with an extension until 31 July 2021 for completing the Cornerstone core modules (Equity and CQI). The additional time is to recognise the significant extra burden the primary health sector experienced in 2020, as well as feedback from numerous practices seeking more time.
To recap those dates:
We trust this will alleviate some stress as you start the New Year. Our Quality team is here to help clarify any questions to assist your Cornerstone journey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quality team