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The 2010 genitourinary medicine curriculum
  1. Raj Patel
  1. Treasurer, BASHH
  1. Correspondence to Dr Raj Patel, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; raj.patel{at}

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The environment in which genitourinary medicine doctors operate recently seen considerable change. Services have moved into the community, integration with other sexual health providers is expected and HIV services are increasingly based around networks, many providers having limited inpatient responsibilities. The curriculum for specialist trainees represents our expectations of the role that consultants will fulfil in the immediate future. The skills they have will, to a great extent, determine the roles they occupy and the opportunities they may exploit. In developing the curriculum we can both respond to the current needs of the NHS and define the speciality's future role.

Summer 2010 marks the launch of the updated genitourinary medicine specialist curriculum.1 This will replace the 2007 curriculum and all new trainees entering the speciality will work towards their certificate of completion of training (CCT) as defined by this document. Trainees already enrolled with the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) and possessing a National Training Number may continue to work to the curriculum current at the time of their enrolment, but importantly those individuals wishing to gain entry onto the specialist register via the Certificate of Eligibility …

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  • BASHH editor, Elizabeth Foley

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.