The project started in autumn 2012 with the aim of delivering the key educational recommendations from an independent evaluation of the FSRH Diploma (DFSRH) and Letters of Competence (LoC) training programmes for doctors. These were primarily: to streamline and modularise the Diploma for learners, to enable improved access to the LoCs with or without the DFSRH, where possible to reduce duplication between training programmes, and to open access to FSRH training in SRH to nurses. Underpinning the project was an agreement to joint working between the FSRH and the Royal College of General Practitioners to enhance high quality training for GPs.
MEDFASH was appointed to manage the project working closely with the FSRH. Over six months, through liaison with stakeholders and exploration of options, the scope of the work was clarified by MEDFASH and separate work streams were identified enabling the FSRH to adopt a phased approach to the project.
In view of the progress achieved, it was agreed that the next phase of work could be managed in-house by the FSRH without the need for external support. MEDFASH therefore handed over the project management role to the FSRH in April 2013.