Led by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
The full title of the project is
Developing a consensus on core competencies required by all medical practitioners for the effective assessment and treatment of alcohol and drug related conditions.”
To develop a cross College consensus on the core competencies of all doctors relating to the assessment and treatment of alcohol and drug disorders
- Identify all documents already produced in this area by the Royal Colleges and organisations to which they are stakeholders (e.g. General Medical Council, Royal College Physicians, British Gastroenterological Society, Parliamentary Select Committee on Alcohol etc)
- Consolidate a network of cross Colleges participation to address the training needs of doctors to respond to patients presenting with alcohol and drug disorders, or their consequences
- Produce a document summarising the recent reports in this area as they pertain to medical competencies
- Agree core competencies that all doctors should demonstrate in the management of alcohol and drug disorders
- Follow-up the uptake of these competencies within the individual college training curricula and by the GMC post graduate training board
Work was done in partnership with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, Faculty of Emergency Medicine and Faculty of Occupational Health.
The project began in April 2011 and a report from the project was published in June 2012. The full report can be downloaded below.