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Core Curriculum: CiP 14

Capability in Practice 14: The doctor takes an active role in implementing public health priorities for women and works within local, national and international structures to promote health and prevent disease.

This CiP is grouped under Professional Identity 4: Champion for Women’s Health

Key Skills


Promotes a healthy lifestyle

  • Understands lifestyle factors which impact on short- and long-term health.
  • Provides appropriate lifestyle advice to women in a sensitive manner and facilitates access to useful support or smoking cessation and weight management
  • Contributes to developments or education in health promotion.

Promotes illness prevention

  • Understands the concept of screening.
  • Has an awareness of and promotes the current national screening programmes in women’s health.
  • Knows about the current recommended vaccinations available to protect women and their unborn children.
  • Is able to provide balanced counselling regarding illness prevention strategies.

Aware of the national and international policies and politics which impact on women’s healthcare

  • Is aware of the impact of national policy on influencing local care giving.
  • Is able to challenge and advocate to ensure local service provision equates with national standards
  • Is aware of the interaction between the NHS and international healthcare bodies (e.g. the WHO).

Aware of the globalisation of healthcare

  • Understands how the increasing movement of people and health migration impacts on health services.
  • Is aware of the basic principles of global health

Evidence to inform decision

  • CbD
  • Mini-CEX
  • MRCOG    
  • Local and Deanery Teaching
  • RCOG eLearning
  • Reflective practice
  • MRCOG Part 3

Mapping to GPCs

Domain 2: Professional skills

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dealing with complexity and uncertainty

Domain 3: Professional knowledge

  • Professional requirements
  • National legislative requirements
  • The health service and healthcare systems in the four countries

Domain 4: Capabilities in health promotion and illness prevention

Domain 5: Capabilities in leadership and teamworking

Domain 6: Capabilities in patient safety and quality improvement

  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement

Domain 7: Capabilities in safeguarding vulnerable groups

Domain 8: Capabilities in education and training